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PostPosted: 04 Nov 2007, 00:14 
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:eek: Not Westboro Baptist Church! How could it be? :roll:

Church ordered to pay $10.9 million for funeral protest

BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) -- A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals in the belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

Albert Snyder of York, Pennsylvania, sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after members demonstrated at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.

The jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages. It returned later in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress.

U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett noted the size of the award for compensating damages "far exceeds the net worth of the defendants," according to financial statements filed with the court.


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score one for the good guys!


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Some of the talk shows went to town on this subject. Of those that I heard, most voiced vindication and satisfaction on the subject. My own feelings are for the pain this caused the family. That sort of behavior would probably have caused me to go a little further than a law suit... :x


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