Saturday, November 10, 2007

There is Justice in this World

Father wins millions from war funeral pickets
Anti-gay church protested at memorial for Marine killed in Iraq (MSNBC News Service)
BALTIMORE - A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict against a fundamentalist church that pickets military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality. Albert Snyder sued the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after members demonstrated at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq. More ...
Like carrion eating vultures, the appearance of Rev. Fred Phelps and his band of Christian bigots swarming over small town cemeteries signals the tragic death of another brave American solder. One wonders what sick and twisted vision of Christianity infects the minds of deviants like Rev. Phelps. The right of Westboro Baptist Church to parade their fetid tabernacle of hate and intolerance doesn't extend to intruding on the private grief of families burying their war dead. The psychopathology exhibited by these ghouls would, were it not for a tolerance of Christian extremism, be sufficient to support a DSM-IV TR diagnosis of severe personality disorder.


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