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    Looks Like There Is A God, Just Not Necessarily The One These Fuckwads Celebrate...

    (Yeah, this belongs in the "Westboro" thread, yet this is headline news!

    Jury awards $11 million to dad in funeral-protesters verdict

    By ALEX DOMINGUEZ | The Associated Press
    November 1, 2007

    BALTIMORE - A grieving father won a verdict of almost $11 million Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.

    Albert Snyder of York, Pa., sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after members demonstrated at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.

    The jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages. It returned in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress.

    Snyder's attorney, Craig Trebilcock, had urged jurors to determine an amount "that says don't do this in Maryland again. Do not bring your circus of hate to Maryland again."

    Church members routinely picket funerals of military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, carrying signs such as "Thank God for dead soldiers" and "God hates fags."

    A number of states have passed laws regarding funeral protests, and Congress has passed a law prohibiting such protests at federal cemeteries. But the Maryland lawsuit is thought to be the first filed by the family of a fallen serviceman.

    The church and three of its leaders — the Rev. Fred Phelps and his two daughters, Shirley Phelps-Roper and Rebecca Phelps-Davis, 46 — were found liable for invasion of privacy and intent to inflict emotional distress.

    Even the size of the award for compensating damages "far exceeds the net worth of the defendants," according to financial statements filed with the court, U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett noted.

    The church members testified they are following their religious beliefs by spreading the message that soldiers are dying because the nation is too tolerant of homosexuality.


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    Too bad they can't get jail time to go along with the monetary payout that they will have to fork over. And all in the name of God. These stupid bastards don't seem to realize that the very soldier's they are disgracing at their funerals are the one's that gave them their "freedom of speech".

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    if these fuckers ever come around here, Toots will take care of them...




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    LOL, wasn't there a Toots the Cat on SNL that drove a car and was constantly killing people or some such thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    LOL, wasn't there a Toots the Cat on SNL that drove a car and was constantly killing people or some such thing?
    TOONCES! The Cat That Could Drive A Car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    LOL, wasn't there a Toots the Cat on SNL that drove a car and was constantly killing people or some such thing?
    Toonces the Cat
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    LOL, wasn't there a Toots the Cat on SNL that drove a car and was constantly killing people or some such thing?
    Yup. "Toonces, The Cat That Could Drive A Car"...



    More than likely a cousin to "Lee Harvey" up there.

    Wouldn't ya know, three guys instantly respond to the mere mention of...
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    LOL, thank you, Toonces! Yes, now I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Wouldn't ya know, three guys instantly respond to the mere mention of...
    and......???
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning View Post
    and......???
    A slang word for cats, beginning with "P"..."Trebek, give me "The rapist" for $200."

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    Too bad they can't get jail time to go along with the monetary payout that they will have to fork over. And all in the name of God. These stupid bastards don't seem to realize that the very soldier's they are disgracing at their funerals are the one's that gave them their "freedom of speech".

    I'm just feeling snotty here since I have a Halloween candy hangover, but it's actually Congress that gave us freedom of speech.
    The military protects the rights given by Congress. If the gang in Washington ever decides to repeal the First Amendment, the armed forces would have to go along with it.
    This will never happen, and I'm not fear-mongering, I'm just feeling Constitutional this morning. Too many Reese's cups, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    I'm just feeling snotty here since I have a Halloween candy hangover, but it's actually Congress that gave us freedom of speech.
    The military protects the rights given by Congress. If the gang in Washington ever decides to repeal the First Amendment, the armed forces would have to go along with it.
    This will never happen, and I'm not fear-mongering, I'm just feeling Constitutional this morning. Too many Reese's cups, I guess.
    oh-oh...we're opening the door for people to go off on whether or not our military is fighting to protect our individual freedoms against the forces of radical despotism or if they are waging a war of cultural genocide for the sole purpose of lining the pockets of the secret few who control the world by managing the federal bank and monetary system....

    as for the westboro folks...it was bound to happen...though something tells me they don't bring in that kind of money through the collection plate. I'm guessing this is a "symbolic" victory more than anything...surely one that will simply be twisted around and further westboro's belief that they are in the right and are simply being victimized by the traitorous homo-backed government.

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    Someone should pickett outside their church service reading:

    "Jesus hasn't returned because you're all assholes."
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Someone should pickett outside their church service reading:

    "Jesus hasn't returned because you're all assholes."
    Nah...have the IRS look into their "tax exempt status".
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    oh-oh...we're opening the door for people to go off on whether or not our military is fighting to protect our individual freedoms against the forces of radical despotism or if they are waging a war of cultural genocide for the sole purpose of lining the pockets of the secret few who control the world by managing the federal bank and monetary system....

    as for the westboro folks...it was bound to happen...though something tells me they don't bring in that kind of money through the collection plate. I'm guessing this is a "symbolic" victory more than anything...surely one that will simply be twisted around and further westboro's belief that they are in the right and are simply being victimized by the traitorous homo-backed government.
    Personally, I think the military is fighting to protect the rights of Toonces the Cat.
    But actually, the military doesn't fight for or against anything. The people in the Armed Forces have a more noble motivation: To serve their country and do whatever the country asks them to do, no questions asked. That takes a lot of guts in my book.

    The Westboro folks will, of course, refuse to pay the judgement and will all go to prison in protest.

 

 

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