The Westboro Baptist Church has really over stayed their welcome, if they ever were welcome anywhere. These are the people who protest at the funerals of fallen military personnel. Shameless and ridiculous.
I’m not a Baptist, but I feel sorry for the real Baptists that have to put up with these jacklegs spewing their hate. Just once I wish the finger of God would come down out of the heavens and tell these idiots – Hey dipwad, love the sinner hate the sin. Sorry, that would make too much sense.
I heard the plight of the Snyder family on a local radio show a couple of days ago. This family actually took this Church to court and were ordered to pay the court costs. The story has since broke nationally and many people have started to give to the family’s legal fund. Here is a brief synopsis:
Matthew Snyder, of Finksburg, Maryland, died from a non combat-related vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group-1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 3, 2006. Matthew was 20 years old.
Matthew graduated from Westminster High School in 2003. After graduation, he enlisted in the Marines on October 14, 2003, and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. In August of 2004, Matthew was assigned to Combat Logistics Batallion-7, Twentynine Palms, Calif. as a generator mechanic.
“He was a hero and he was the love of my life.” – Albert Snyder, Matthew’s Father
The family of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, US Marine Corps, has begun this civil lawsuit* against Mr. Phelps and certain members of the so-called Westboro Baptist Church to bring an end to the reign of terror and abuse that they inflicted upon the grieving families of US service members killed in defense of our nation. Using innocent children to deliver their twisted message of hatred and fear, the defendants in this suit have sought to attack the memory of our departed heroes, to strip their loved ones of their dignity, and to use abuse and intimidation as a tool for preventing surviving family members from reaching closure over their loss.
It is the sincere hope of Mr. Al Snyder, Matthew’s father, that this suit will spark similar legal actions against Mr. Phelps wherever he seeks to inflict harm upon the memory of our heroes and their families. If you feel strongly that such actions should be stopped, please consider a donation to help offset the legal expenses of bringing this suit.
*This is a private civil lawsuit that is separate from any actions being pursued by states or the federal government against Mr. Phelps. While those cases involve Government action and potential 1st Amendment issues, this case is distinct. This case simply alleges that one does not have the right to conspire to use lies in order to inflict intentional harm upon persons who are grieving the death of their children.
Here are a couple of videos about Westboro:
Hard to believe these people have a forum.
Of course, this is just my opinion.