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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Father of Slain Marine Has Enough

[MAJOR UPDATE] Father wins his lawsuit, story found here.

Hat Tip to Take Our Country Back for pointing me towards this article.

The most ignorant and disrespectful things a person can do is desecrate a grave and hold a protest at a funeral, especially the funeral of a military member that has given their life for our country.

Yet time and time again we see graves and veterans memorials vandalized and protests held at funerals by anti-American hatemongers that wouldn't know what the word respect meant if it kicked them in the face.

The father of a Marine killed in Iraq took the stand today in his invasion of privacy suit against a fundamentalist church that pickets soldiers' funerals, saying protesters carrying signs at his son's burial made him sick to his stomach.

Albert Snyder said he had hoped for a private funeral for his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder.

"They turned this funeral into a media circus and they wanted to hurt my family," Snyder testified. "They wanted their message heard and they didn't care who they stepped over. My son should have been buried with dignity, not with a bunch of clowns outside."

Ignorant. Disrespectful. Classless.

These pathetic excuses for human beings are worse than the crap I wipe off my shoe after stepping in dog shit.

Snyder is suing the Westboro Baptist Church, whose members have picketed the funerals of military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming the deaths are punishment for the country's tolerance of homosexuality. The York, Pa., resident is seeking unspecified monetary damages in the case for invasion of privacy and intent to inflict emotional distress as a result of the Topeka, Kan., church's protest at his son's funeral in Westminster in March 2006.

The church's protests have inspired several state laws and a federal law about funeral protests, but the Maryland suit is believed to be the first filed by the family of a fallen service member.

Asked today about a sign that read "Thank God for dead soldiers," Snyder said he thinks about it daily.

"I see that sign when I lay in bed," Snyder said.

There are no words to aptly describe my disgust with these individuals.

Read the whole article...

More about this hate group can be found at my next post.