Hate-Based Church Ordered to Pay Millions to Grieving Father of Dead Soldier

The tort system may achieve what the state legislatures could not with the hate-based Westboro Baptist Church. The father of a fallen soldier won almost $11 million verdict Wednesday against the fundamentalist Kansas church, which taunts grieving families at funerals and celebrates the death of their kin.

Albert Snyder sued the church after they tormented him and his family at the funeral for his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.

The jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages, d $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress.

It is a case that raises significant conflicts between free speech and privacy. For the full story, click here

2 thoughts on “Hate-Based Church Ordered to Pay Millions to Grieving Father of Dead Soldier”

  1. Free speech is one thing. This is a litigious hate group. Based on what I have seen so far, their MO is to try and provoke someone into touching or shoving one of them then file a lawsuit. They are legal grifters. Fred Phelps himself started his career as a civil rights lawyer in Mississippi. His offspring are lawyers. They are agents provocateurs, who use the law to make money off the grief of others. They are not about free speech at all. They are legal extortionists.

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