Smackdown of Fred Phelps and his church!

The Westboro Baptist Church was taken to court by the father of Lance Cpl Matthew Snyder, a marine who died serving in Iraq in March 2006

Last year they caused outrage when they attended the funeral of Matthew Snyder with signs reading "Thank God for dead soldiers" and "You’re going to hell".

On Wednesday, the jury ordered the church and three of its leaders to pay $2.9m in compensatory damages, and an additional $8m for invasion of privacy and for causing emotional distress.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7072404.stm

I Think it is a quite safe bet that this will be overturned on appeal, and it probably should be…based on free speech rights, but damn it’s nice to see these rat bastards get smacked a little.  I’v always thought it would be absolutely great if someone took their damn signs away and kicked their asses.

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4 Responses to Smackdown of Fred Phelps and his church!

  1. Grootch says:

    Actually, I would be surprised if the ACLU didn’t get involved here in DEFENSE of Westboro.

    Still, I just can’t find it in me to feel bad about these delusional whack-jobs being mired in lawyer fees.

  2. Vertigo says:

    I was online with live people yesterday, one an Aussie, and he started talking about us ‘Mericans and how whaco we are. Apparently some religious fanatic said that their prairie fires were sent by God to punish them. When I said the name Phelps.. he said, Yeah, thats the one!

    The guy really gets around, perhaps he will just move to Australia instead of appealing.

    To topic, I would be dissapointed if the ACLU DIDN’T help them. I believe the Westboro Baptists are fundamentally and very morally wrong, but thats a very basic right in our country.

    The right to be wrong as loudly as you can is an important one. Without the expression of ALL opinions, we cannot have a free society; we cannot make informed opinions unless we know every issue from every angle.

    I think the millions of dollars given by the Westboro’s should be put into a monument glofifying homosexuality, and perhaps even displaying a little bestiality just to annoy them for the same reason.

  3. andy g says:

    grootch: there will be very little discussion on this loser…he is a fucking pig.

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