KS church about to truly be not for profit organization..

Not sure if this is where to post this, and if it's been posted before I apologize....but have any of you seen this group of brain donors? The Westboro Baptists of Topeka, KS? Well hopefully they are about to be very very poor

Marine’s Father Sues Funeral Protesters
June 5, 2006, 3:30 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters from a fundamentalist Kansas church filed an invasion-of-privacy suit against the demonstrators Monday.

It is believed to be the first lawsuit brought by a soldier’s family against Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., whose members routinely demonstrate at military funerals around the country.

Albert Snyder of York, Pa., the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder (pictured at right), is seeking unspecified damages. The younger Snyder, 20, died March 3 after an accident in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. He was buried in Westminster, Md.

“We think it’s a case we can win because anyone’s funeral is private,” Snyder lawyer Sean Summers said. “You don’t have a right to interrupt someone’s private funeral.”

Members of Westboro say the military deaths in Iraq are God’s punishment for America’s tolerance of gays. They typically carry signs with slogans such as “God Hates Fags” and “Thank God for IEDs,” a reference to the roadside bombs used by insurgents.

The church has inspired dozens of state laws banning funeral protests, including a Maryland law that did not go into effect until after Snyder’s memorial.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a spokeswoman for the small congregation, said it is the first time Westboro has been sued by a soldier’s family. “We were exercising our First Amendment rights,” she said.

If you must know about them here is a link to their lovely website, dont go to the site if you are prone to hitting your monitor...

www.godhatesfags.com/main/index.html (external - login to view)
I really hope this lawsuit succeeds.... these bible thumpers are clearly out to lunch.
This is the kind of lawsuit I enjoy hearing about. Hope the soldier's family win and bankrupt this "church".
Fred Phelps and his family cult are an institution in Topeka. If ever a family deserved to be burned out and run out of town this is it. Even those most opposed to the war couldn't possibly agree with this group's outrageous tactics.
Nice title to the thread BTW

Glad to hear that extreme fundamentalism on ANYONE's part leaves a bad taste in folks mouths, cos this is ridiculous

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