Those self-appointed and oh-so righteous messengers from God will get their money back, but their two ‘victims’ will be avenged. That loony, anti-gay assembly of homophobes who assume the Baptist label will receive court-ordered reimbursement for court costs, yet the father and the son get the praise and honor.
Of course you who pay attention know the story: The father of a marine killed in Iraq in 2006 has been ordered to pay $16,000 to the preacher who organized an anti-gay protest during his son’s funeral. On the day of the funeral in Maryland for the 20-year-old young soldier killed in combat, Baptist preacher Fred Phelps organized a demonstration just a few metres away and waved signs that read “Matt is in Hell” and “America is damned.”
America is ‘dammed’ for giving rights to gays and lesbians. Imagine that. [a shout-out to Barb and Jeanette]
The outcome of this sad story is twofold. First, the Marine’s father, Albert Snyder, won’t have to spend a penny of his own money for this court-imposed fee. Donations are flooding in from all around the country. After paying the fee, Mr. Snyder will have more than enough money to appeal the case if he wishes.
The second result of this court case is the heightened awareness of [c]hrisitan homophobic lunacy all throughout this nation. They have been outed big time! The homophobic fundamentalists are now completely exposed to the citizens of this nation and the citizens are outraged.
I suspect that any further attempts by the bigoted set of fundamentalists to get anti-gay laws enacted will fall flat because of the outrage that this small knot of bigots created.
And, wouldn’t that be the greatest outcome for this democracy!