This is absolutely and outrageously offensive, and stupid.
For decades now the Westboro Baptist Church has run amok with hate speech and public demonstrations that strain the limits of public decency. I still don’t understand how this country got so fucked up, do you? How can organizations like the ACLU defend this group’s hate speech as free speech? Fuck the ACLU. Free Speech hasn’t been free in a long time, Free Speech is subject to decency rules and bound by the cause of saving the American family. How does this work? How does this compute? Does this make sense in anyone else’s brain?? Because mine wants to fucking explode! We have to live in a world of the [wikipedia]FCC[/wikipedia], the [wikipedia]MPAA[/wikipedia], [wikipedia]ESRB[/wikipedia]‘s and the [wikipedia]Family Research Council[/wikipedia], and yet the Westboro Baptist Church can run amok and spread this hate speach?
For those that don’t know, the [wikipedia]Westboro Baptist Church[/wikipedia] is an extraordinarily hateful group that claims that the United States is being punished by god with the deaths of soldiers overseas because we allow homosexuality and other levels of “depravity” to continue. They have taken to regularly protesting at the private family funerals of dead soldiers, holding picket signs reading “You’re going to hell,” “God hates you” and “Thank God for dead soldiers.”
One of these poor grieving families decided to stand up for what’s right and got slapped down by our illustrious justice system. Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in action in Iraq has been order by a court to pay the Westboro Baptist Church $16,000 in legal fees after a failed attempt to sue them for disrupting his son’s funeral. Ridiculous.
If you have the means, you can help Mr. Snyder pays these fees by donating via his son’s site, http://www.matthewsnyder.org/.