Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The "Westboro Baptist Church" idiots are about to get a spanking for insulting our fallen warriors in the name of... righteousness.

Military dot com
AGs Support Marine Dad in Westboro Case

Forty-five states attorneys general have signed a "friend of the court" brief in support of the father of a fallen Marine who is taking his case against a radical church that picketed his son's funeral to the Supreme Court.

The Westboro Baptist Church, made up primarily of founder Fred Phelps and his family, picketed the funeral of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder in 2006 because they believe U.S. troop deaths are God's revenge for tolerating homosexuals. Church members held signs that read "God hates you," "You're in hell," and "Semper Fi fags."

Snyder's father Al sued the church, but an appeals court ruled against him earlier this year and ordered him to pay the church $16,000 in damages. The case is expected to go before the Supreme Court this fall.

Kansas Attorney General Steve Six drafted the brief, in which he argues in part that the Church's practice of targeting service members' funerals "is a particularly intrusive and harassing form of speech," according to the attorney general's office. "The Constitution does not give the Phelpses the right to hijack solemn proceedings such as funerals in order to spread their hateful ideas," Six said in a May 19 news release.

The five state attorneys general who have yet to sign the brief are from Virginia, New York, Maine, North Carolina and Tennessee.

In a separate move, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has asked his fellow senators to join a brief that he is filing in support of Al Snyder.

"The brief will argue that the law should continue to protect, as it long has, the rights of all private persons—including the families of fallen Soldiers—to mourn their loved ones at a peaceful and solemn funeral," Reid wrote in a letter to his colleagues.

Reid plans to argue that the law provides private funerals with protections against disruptions, the letter said.

"Having the support of the United States Senate is immensely comforting," Al Snyder said in a news release. "It is not just symbolic support. It is tangible – and will hopefully make a real difference in helping us win the case, not just for me and my family, but for over 200 other military families subjected to similar abuse by the defendants."

And a H/T to Senator Reid for initiating a supportive brief to the court from our Senate.

The "protesters" actually hope to incite someone to commit an act of violence against them... so they can sue them for whatever... it's all about making the sorry Phelps family money.

They will rot with the lowest of humanities stench.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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