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    Thumbs up WBC LOSES LAWSUIT!!!

    BALTIMORE A grieving father won a $2.9 million verdict 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 staged a demonstration at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.
    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 believed to be the first filed by the family of a fallen serviceman.
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    BALTIMORE (AP) _ A grieving father won a $2.9 million verdict 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.
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    Is this the one you just posted??

    THAT IS AWESOME... I NEEDED GOOD NEWS TODAY!

    I hope they rot in a sea of bankruptcy...

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    Isn't this the freak group where everyone has a law degree of some kind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    Is this the one you just posted??

    THAT IS AWESOME... I NEEDED GOOD NEWS TODAY!

    I hope they rot in a sea of bankruptcy...
    Yes! It is the same guy that I posted the story of him filing.

    I'm glad they got this judgement.
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    Awesome! F' those scumbags!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OXCOPS View Post
    Isn't this the freak group where everyone has a law degree of some kind?
    lots of them do.

    fuck'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    lots of them do.

    fuck'em.
    Then, sadly, I see them filing endless appeal after appeal in an attempt to "win". I just hope the plaintiff has enough cash to keep pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    As my Grandma Wilma would say....the mill-wheel of the Lord grinds exceedingly slow, yet exceedingly fine.
    that has gotta be one of the coolest sayings i've ever heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OXCOPS View Post
    Then, sadly, I see them filing endless appeal after appeal in an attempt to "win". I just hope the plaintiff has enough cash to keep pace.
    i'm sure it'll drag out, but it will be expensive for them too.

    and it sets a precedence...i heard about that verdict, i hate what they are doing, and i'm gonna hit them even harder if i'm on their jury!

    maybe they'll spend so much time in court they won't have the opportunity to spread their hate elsewhere?

    maybe we have shown that we, as Americans, have a sense of right and wrong, and that although their speech *may* be Constitutionally protected, it doesn't mean society at large will put up with it?

    maybe i'll stop with the maybes

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    OoRAH! Next are the individuals of the so called church.


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    Awesome. I hope that this sets the precedence and every other family affected by them files suit.
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    Not just a class action lawsuit by anyone that's been hurt by these assholes, but hundreds of individual lawsuits. Get them fighting on so many fronts that they really DO go into insolvency. I can see them hiding behind the 'church' but I hope the families go after the WBC itself and any entity the church tries to resurrect itself as.


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