We're all familiar with the shenanigans of Westboro Baptist Church. From protesting outside soldier's funerals holding signs that say "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" to protesting outside the Obama children's private school to running a disgusting website that I won't link you to because I like you too much, this guy is the very definition of an out of control extremist prick. He believes that the Iraq war is God's punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality. Forgive me if I don't feel we're tolerant enough.
Albert Snyder, father of one of these fallen soldiers, sued Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church, citing emotional distress and invasion of privacy. He initially won a $5 million judgement against the protesters. The judgement was overturned by the 4th court of appeals. And then there is this.
On Friday, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered Snyder to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps. Phelps is the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, which conducted protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006.
The two-page decision supplied by attorneys for Albert Snyder of York, Pa., offered no details on how the court came to its decision.
Attorneys also said Snyder is struggling to come up with fees associated with filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fox News is reporting that Mr. Snyder does not intend to cut any sort of check until the Supreme Court rules.
You can make a donation to help Mr. Snyder fight this all the way to the Supreme Court at www.matthewsnyder.org.
Team blogged by Des and Kel
Fox News Commentator and Radio Host Bill O'Reilly will write a check to Mr. Snyder for the full amount of the judgement. Good work, Bill O.