Skip to comments.Marine's Father Will Not Pay Court-Ordered Funeral Protesters' Fees
Posted on 03/30/2010 3:01:27 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
The father of a Marine killed in Iraq whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters told Fox News he will defy a court order and not pay the protesters' appeal costs.
Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., told Fox News he does not intend to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps, the leader of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church, which held protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006.
"I don't think I'm going to be writing a check until I hear from the Supreme Court," Snyder told Fox News on Tuesday. "I'm not about to pay them anything."
The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered Snyder on Friday to pay Phelps. A two-page decision supplied by his attorneys offered no details on how the court came to its decision.
The decision adds "insult to injury," said Sean Summers, one of Snyder's attorneys.
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I would rot in jail first!
This is how Phelps keeps this “church” going. He sues everyone he can.
Damn Right. Marines everywhere stand with
Mr. Snyder. Screw Phelps and this court,
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Agree with you 100 percent on that....
I saw that interview and it is not the way this news report portrays it to be. The quotes are correct; he did say that he wasn’t pulling a checkbook until he heard from SCOTUS. It’s just the way this report sounds, it makes it sound like the man had a scowl on his face and clenched his fists in defiance, saying, “There is no way in Hell I’m paying for the court costs of those freaks!” In reality, he was very calm; you could tell he was still hurt by the loss of his son and was insulted by this court’s decision but it’s not the way this report makes it sound.
I’m surprised that the Phelps racket is still around. As a parent, if I lost in court, I might lose my temper and “solve” the problem permanently. He’s lucky that decent people have morals and follow the Ten Commandments (not just suggestions), unlike him.
Just a question, certainly not an assertion of anything untoward.
We need to get this story to Hannity, Beck, Levin, Savage, Rush, Malkin et al.
Call your elected Elitist and express your outrage.
Good for him.
I’d be surprised if you’d find a jury in the world who would convict him. Jury nullification is still an option.
God Hates Westboro.
Yes, he told me so.
I do however disagree with forcing the Snyder family to pay the assessed legal fees.
With that being said, its unlikely they are going to win at the SCOTUS level and will surely amass tons of legal fees along the way.
The logical solution is for charitable organizations to take up a collection and pay the Snyder family's bills and put an end to this travesty of justice.........
“I will not pay 100 rupees.” Mohandas Ghandhi.
Every breath phelps takes is an opportunity for him to get right with God. He’s wasting an awful lot of oxygen.
It’s outrageous that we’ve fallen so low that a slimeball judgeocrat actually decided that sickos harrassing and terrorizing the families of fallen soldiers, increasing their mental anguish are protected by the constitution our soldiers die to defend.
He shouldn’t pay that pile of excrement one dime. Not out of his own pocket, and not from charitable donations. Period.
How ridiculous. That is not *severely* restricting someone's freedom of speech.
They don't have to go to those funerals. They go out of their way to go to them with the sole intent of inflicting emotional pain on the families of the deceased.
They can say what they want, whenever they want, somewhere else. They don't need to go way out of their way to some stranger's funeral to do it.
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