Part of their insane hate against the LGBT community, the Westboro Baptist Church, started picketing funerals of fallen military soldiers. (no, you can not even make sense of it) They held up vicious signs of hate while family members grieved and buried their loved ones.
Al Snyder sued Westboro Baptist after its members picketed the funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matt Snyder, who was killed in Iraq on March 3, 2006. Snyder did not see the protest during the service, but afterward he saw television coverage of church members holding signs that “God hates you,” “You’re in hell,” and “Semper Fi fags.” The case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled in the church’s favor in 2011, deciding the protest had been held peacefully in a public place and the issues the church raised were a matter of public concern.
Snyder who’s comments below were made before Phelps death, had this to say about his soon to be passing:
“I believe he has the same rights as everybody else should have, that he should be buried in peace,” Al Snyder told Military Times on Tuesday. “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
“I do not like Westboro Baptist Church; I don’t have anything nice to say about them, but if I had anything bad to say about them at this time — or if he dies — it would put me in the same category as him, and I don’t want to be in that category,” he said. “I don’t like hate.”
Admiration is about all i can say. Who would even want to give the hate group the satisfaction of showing up to his funeral and picketing. Quite frankly who would even have the interest or care? Phelps can no longer spew his nasty hate. Enough said.
via Father of fallen Marine believes dying Westboro founder should be ‘buried in peace’ | Military Times | militarytimes.com.