Father must pay the court costs of the freaks who protested at his son’s military funeral. Yes, really.

I saw this yesterday and my blood boiled: Marine’s dad ordered to pay protesters’ court fees–$16,510 to be exact.

The protesters are none other than Fred Phelps and his merry band of inbred family members who protest at military funerals with hateful, vile signs.  In full disclosure, I admit to a special contempt* of Phelps and his ilk: not only are they notorious jerks who mar the farewell of fallen soldiers and distress wives, husbands, children, mothers and fathers while they’re at it, but the cult-y Phelps family is also known to bring their special brand of hate-spewing “faith” to protest at Catholic churches. 

(*I will go to Confession, promise.)

Al Snyder, father of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, sued the Phelps clan after they protested his son’s funeral, of which he said:

It was like kicking you in the face when you’re laying on the ground.

He won an $11 million settlement which he had hoped would bankrupt the freaks and prevent any more heartache at military funerals. 

They appealed, and Snyder has now been ordered to pay their court costs.

According to the AP article, Snyder is already struggling to come up with the filing costs for taking the case to the Supreme Court. 

Please help if you can. 

More info from the family Facebook page here.

I have to remind myself that for all the evil the Phelps freaks spawn with their protests, there are others who shield military families with love and respect.  

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit has more.

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3 Responses

  1. […] written about the quest undertaken by Al Snyder’s quest to bar the hateful Phelps family from military […]

  2. I ran into these people a few months back. We were visiting the National Shrine and they were outside with appalling signs, shouting the most foul stuff imaginable. A few of their kids were pitching in. Incredibly vile. The hate was palpable. I think it was an eye-opener for my own children.

    God bless Bill O’Reilly for stepping in here and paying the costs.

    • I remember you mentioning it in a post. I can’t imagine what I’d say to pjToddler if we encountered something like that; thankfully she’s too young to know what hate is…

      Hadn’t heard yet about O’Reilly–and ditto: Bless him!

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