Skip to comments.Marine's Father Ordered To Pay $16K In Court Costs
Posted on 03/30/2010 12:00:23 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
YORK COUNTY, Pa. -- The York County father of a Marine who was killed in Iraq has been ordered to pay thousands in court costs for suing some protesters who picketed the funeral.
Attorneys for Al Snyder said a court of appeals ordered him to pay more than $16,000 in court costs for the Westboro Baptist Church.
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Westboro Baptist Church is an abomination.
That is an unbelievable ruling.
I would appeal that ruling until doomsday.
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As is the judge(s) who issued this ruling.
A tornado should strike this church.
The world turned upside down.
If he can’t afford it, maybe someone will set up an account for donations. I’m in.
I would burn the money before handing any over so that it would go into their coffers.
That “church” has enough money to send members around the country picketing at funerals? Then they have enough for court costs.
I think they’re liberal plants/agent provocateurs.
The sheeple will judge real Christians by what these frauds do....and that’s the plan.
Somebody’s obviously funding them.
Second, when are the media ever going to notice that Phelps not only isn't Baptist, he doesn't even call himself Christian?
What does Fred Phelps actually believe? It is, somehow, even weirder than you expected:
...In fact, it appears that Westboro has created not just an incredibly vulgar and non-Christlike approach to homosexuality, but that it's working on a new religion altogether, complete with new scriptures.
Members of WBC generally avoid the name "Christian" when referring to themselves, preferring the mysterious term "Tachmonite."
The Tachmonites believe Phelps is "the last prophet," with the power to determine who will be damned and who will be saved. They themselves, as followers of Phelps, also have the power to condemn souls to hell. Most people are destined for hell, but "Good Samaritans" who help the Tachmonites (for example, police officers who prevent counter-protesters from assaulting them) may be offered an indeterminate "reward" for their good conduct.
They've written their own scriptures, which are divided into two categories: "delectable epics" and "letters to heretics." The "delectable epics" (the term is the group's) are based loosely on Acts in the New Testament. The epics detail the Tachmonites' various protests against gays, President Bush, Elton John concerts, and the military and portray the Tachmonites alternately as invincible "super heroes" and defenseless victims of brutal rage. Some of the epics are in prose, and some in poetry.
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As for their funding, you’re looking at it. The “church”, really just an extended family with their home doubling as the church building, supports itself by suing parties who interfere with their “free speech”. One of the daughters-in-law is an attorney for the church.
Third or fourth article posted but PA ping it, please.
Aren’t there Al Gore ties in somewhere in their past? Maybe to Al Senior?
Case Style: Albert Snyder v. Fred W. Phelps, Sr.; Westboro Baptist Chruch, Inc.; Rebekah A. Phelps-Davis; Shirley L. Phelps-Roper
Case Number: 08-1026
Judge: Robert Bruce King
Duty station: Charleston, WV Term of service: 1998present Appointed by: Clinton
Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on appeal from the District of Maryland (Baltimore County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Sean E. Summers, Barley & Snyder, L.L.C., York, Pennsylvania, for Appellee.
Defendant's Attorney: Margie Jean Phelps, Topeka, Kansas, for Appellants.