.... But not nearly enough. Still, it's a good start.
From this source:
(All emphasis mine.)
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A jury on Wednesday ordered an anti-gay Kansas church to pay $10.9 million in damages to relatives of a U.S. Marine who died in Iraq after church members cheered his death at his funeral.
GOOD. It's about time these bastards pay for their evil behavior. I hope this is merely the beginning.
Church members said Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's death was God's punishment of America for tolerating homosexuality, and they attended his 2006 funeral in Maryland with signs saying "You're going to hell" and "God hates you."
I wonder how a group of morons like this can claim to be a church and yet apparently have never even cracked open a Bible, much less made a study of it's contents.
The federal jury determined the Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, and three of its principals invaded the privacy of the dead man's family and inflicted emotional distress.
"I hope it's enough to deter them from doing this to other families. It was not about the money. It was about getting them to stop," said Snyder, of York, Pennsylvania.
The church, which is unaffiliated with any major denomination, is headed by Rev. Fred Phelps, who has led a campaign against homosexuality for years. Most of the estimated 70 members of the church belong to his extended family.
I am of the belief that the REAL Baptists churches ought to get together and sue these freaks for fraud, slander, and whatever else they can come up with.
No doubt one of the inbred underlings of this clan that holds a law degree will appeal:
"It will take the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals a few minutes to reverse this silly thing," Phelps said.
Well. Thank the Lord they aren't in the 9th Circuit where that would definitely happen!
My friends, if anyone deserves a little old-school righteous arse-kicking, it is the Westboro "Baptist Church."
See previous posts on the evil little trolls here and here.