Thursday, October 25, 2007

Westboro Idiots

While the evil that is the Westboro church was using their 1st amendment rights(*) to protest the country's stance on homsexuality by making the life of family members of dead soldiers miserable; one father is fighting back:

Albert Snyder said Wednesday 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."

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 resident is seeking unspecified monetary damages in the case for invasion of privacy and intent to inflect emotional distress as a result of the Topeka, Kan., church's protest at his son's funeral in Westminster in March 2006. [link]

I'm not sure that this lawsuit has a shot in hell, but then again, there's always '12 idiots' to sit a jury somewhere.

I personally believe that homosexuality is a sin; but I don't believe that tolerance of it is. G-d has told us to be tolerant and to 'love thy neighbor' and leave the judgment to Him. If the evil that is Westboro truly believed the spittle they hash out, they would sit quietly in the corner and wait on Noah to rebuild the ark. They use the excuse of punishment to decry what they don't believe in. If it stopped there, they'd be no different than any liberal protesting the war or any conservative protesting taxes. But they take it that one step further by intruding into the private lives of grieving families when those families need the prayers that actual church people would gladly give.

If you've read this blog before, you know how I feel for liberals and democrats in power; yet I would take Hillary and Obama any day before I would give this 'church' a kind word or thought.

Spree over at StoptheACLU has a good rant on this also (he uses bigger words heh)
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1 comment:

EvilMidniteBombr said...

Those asshats were here in Kentucky this summer. Protesting the funeral of a fallen soldier. I believe only 3 of them showed up. As opposed to several hundred, perhaps a thousand, supporters of our troops. They were definitely shouted down. I think they even left before the funeral started. One report has it that the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club ran them off.

Anyway, I certainly hope that man wins his suit. Several states have already passed laws restricting how close you can be to a funeral if you are protesting.


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