Fallen Marine's Dad Wins Millions Against Those Picketing Military Funerals

The father of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq has won nearly $11-million in a lawsuit against a fundamentalist Kansas church whose followers picket military funerals.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church believe the Iraq war and its casualties are God's punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality.

The funeral for Al Snyder's son, Matthew, was interrupted by protesters in March of 2006.

Synder spoke about the church and its protesters Nov. 1 on CNN's "American Morning."

"The one thing I can honestly say about my son was, he was the type of person that if he didn't have something good to say about somebody, he kept his mouth shut. But I do feel sorry for the children in this church. I pray for those children every night," Snyder assured.

Several states have implemented laws about funeral protests and Congress has passed a law barring protests at federal cemeteries.

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  • by Lisa Location: Knob Lick on Nov 2, 2007 at 08:20 PM
    The people of this "church" obviously have no respect for themselves, their country, God, the living or the dead. So called "churches" like this and it's followers are just another Jim Jones or David Koresh in the making. When you can't give respect to the dead, especially when they have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country, the country that offers Westboro "church" the right to their religious freedom, as ridiculous and disrespectful as their beliefs are. Then, not sugar coating anything, they arent much. Certainly not Christians of any sort. Jesus said Judge not lest ye be Judged, and in the manner you Judge, ye shall be judged also. They really should drop their rocks and look more closely at themselves.
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