Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bereaved Father Taking Westboro Baptist Church To Supreme Court

Albert Snyder is still haunted by the taunts of demonstrators at his son’s funeral. He has been on an emotional roller coaster. Though at first he won, the Phelps Family appealed the verdict. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals not only reversed the verdict, but ordered him to pay the court costs of the chromosomal humans who picketed his funeral.

Now the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. Fox News reports as follows.

“Most mourners try to ignore the taunts. But Snyder couldn’t let it go. He became the first to sue the church to halt the demonstrations, and he’s pursued the group farther than anyone else.

Now, more than four years after his son died in a Humvee accident in Iraq, Snyder’s legal battle is headed to the Supreme Court. And his tireless efforts have drawn support from across the country, including a wave of donations after he was ordered to pay the church’s court costs — a $16,500 judgment that the congregation plans to use for more protests.”

It is telling that the Westboro Baptist Church is composed almost entirely of members of the Phelps family. But some of the most staunch opponents of the Phelps family are two sons, Nate and Mark Phelps, who have not only repudiated their hateful father but exposed the violence in the Phelps home. You can rad their stories...... (Read the rest on Inndyposted.com)

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