How Do You Spell Owned……..11 Million Dollars… Thats How

Thanks to The Scolai for the heads up call to the station to report this juicy bit of delicious news.   Could westboro suck any worse?

BALTIMORE  —  The father of a fallen Marine was awarded nearly $11 million Wednesday in damages by a jury that found leaders of a fundamentalist church had invaded the family’s privacy and inflicted emotional distress when they picketed the Marine’s funeral.

The jury first awarded $2.9 million in compensatory damages. It returned later in the afternoon with its decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress to the Marine’s father, Albert Snyder of York, Pa.

Snyder sued the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified monetary damages after members staged a demonstration at the March 2006 funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.

The defense said it planned to appeal and one of the church’s leaders, Shirley Phelps-Roper, said the members would continue their pickets of military funerals.

Church members believe that U.S. deaths in the war in Iraq are punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality.

Before the jury began deliberating the size of punitive damages, U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett noted the size of the compensatory award “far exceeds the net worth of the defendants,” according to financial statements filed with the court.

Snyder sobbed when he heard the first verdict, while members of the church greeted the news with tightlipped smiles.

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.

Snyder’s suit named the church, its founder, the Rev. Fred Phelps, and his two daughters, Shirley Phelps-Roper and Rebecca Phelps-Davis, 46. Snyder claimed the protests intruded upon what should have been a private ceremony and sullied his memory of the event.

Attorneys for the church said in closing arguments Tuesday that the burial was a public event and that even abhorrent points of view are protected by the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech and religion.

In his closing arguments during the punitive damages phase, plaintiff attorney Craig Trebilcock described church members as bullies who “seek out those among us who are at the weakest point in our lives.”

“That’s why they’ve gotten away with it until this point,” the attorney said, adding that grieving families were too weak to fight back “until this man.”

Defense lawyer Jonathan Katz reminded jurors that punitive damages are designed to deter future conduct, but not bankrupt or financially destroy.

It was unclear if the plaintiffs will be able to collect the damages awarded.

The defense attorney said the assets of the church and the three defendants are less than a million dollars and the compensatory award is about three times the defendants’ net worth, mainly in homes, cars and retirement accounts.

In his rebuttal, Trebilcock said it was up to jurors to decide the truthfulness of the financial documents, noting the documents show Rebecca Phelps-Davis has $306 in the bank.

Trebilcock noted Phelps-Davis is a practicing attorney and pointed to testimony by the defendants showing how much they traveled to spread their message.

“Rebecca Phelps has $306? She must be using Priceline.com. It doesn’t make any sense.”

The attorney urged jurors to determine an amount “that says don’t do this in Maryland again. Do not bring your circus of hate to Maryland again.”

The church has about 75 members.

Earlier, church members staged a demonstration outside the federal courthouse, which is located on a busy thoroughfare a few blocks west of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, while passing motorists honked and shouted insults.

Church founder Fred Phelps held a sign reading “God is your enemy,” while his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper stood on an American flag while carrying a sign that read “God hates fag enablers.” Members of the group sang “God Hates America,”‘ to the tune of “God Bless America.”

Help Albert Synder

Mr. Synder is the father of fallen Marine Matthew Synder. His son was killed while doing his duty in Iraq. Although Mr. Synder had hoped to say goodbye his son with a quiet, dignified service, one befitting a fallen hero, his plans were disrupted and ruined by the antics of the whiny Westboro shitards.

Instead of laying down to these dumb asses (I truly believe that given their proven low mental capacity, specious law degree’s, and physical cowardice these charlatans have to be watered twice a week.) Mr. Synder is taking the fight to them on their own ground.

The Westboro punks support themselves via frivolous lawsuits, Mr. Snyder is coming at them with a real lawsuit that could shut these phony, crotch nuzzlers down for good.

Please take the time to check out his website and if at all possible make a donation to honor the memory his son Matthew and to help sodomize the Westboro gooch monkeys with a legal, rusty tire iron. 

 www.matthewsnyder.org

Scolai

Two Weeks And Nothing?

Not even so much as a peep from the Westboro Church I even conveniently sent them the link to this site…still nothing…….Where the fun in that?

Now You See EM……Now You Don’t

I love nothing more than when I see westboro getting owned.  I found this little series online it shows a very resourceful member of the Patriot Guard Riders blocking the westboro sheep molesters.

 Now you see them…………………………….Now you don’t……..OWNED

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Fringe Religious Group or Scary Group of Nut-bags…You Be The Judge.

Scary Facts about Westboro.

1.  Phelps does not permit Westboro members to marry persons outside the church.
2. As relatively few individuals have joined Westboro, there have been at least two marriages between the Phelps and Hockenbarger clans, resulting in some members having dual genealogical relationships (ex. married the brother or sister of their father or mother).
3. The Westboro facility is organized around the edges of a secured compound, surrounded by ten homes organized in a block.
4. Inside the compound are U.S. and Canadian flags that fly non-stop (and are lit up at night), in an upside down position.
5. Qutoe from a sermon “The hell with your flag. The hell with your fag army, your fag courts, your fag-run government”.
6. Quote from a sermon “This is the hypocritical, fag-infested, fag-run United States of America and we’re supposed to respect that fag rag flag?”
7. The FAQ section of the website states that, in their view, soldiers didn’t join the military out of a sense of patriotism, but because they are “lazy, incompetent idiots” unable to find work elsewhere.
8. On January 15, 2006, Westboro members protested the memorial of 2006 Sago Mine disaster victims claiming that the mining accident was God’s revenge against America for its tolerance of homosexuality.
9. In the wake of the tragic Amish school house shooting, members of Westboro Baptist Church planned on picketing the funerals of the five girls killed in the shooting. Their signs were going to call the girls “whores” and that they are “burning in hell”.
10. In February of 2007, the WBC threatened to picket the funeral of ten Bardstown, Kentucky family members who died in a fire as well as a similar one in Tennessee where four children died in a fire.
11. On the day of the April 16, 2007 campus massacre on the Virginia Tech campus, the church declared its intent to protest the funerals of the students killed

HOOLIGAN

Know Your Nutbags

I was going to write an expose of Westboro Baptist Church. I started researching this organization because I felt that no organization could be guilty of as much mass mental retardation as this one has been portrayed to be afflicted with, and because I feel it is important to know your enemy.

I could talk about how Founder Fred Phelps, aside from being a disbarred lawyer,  had trouble being admitted to the Kansas State Bar in the first place due to no judges being willing to vouch for his “good character”, or how his sparse educational background portrays a man of an obviously substandard intellect. It is also useful to know that of the 71 confirmed members of this “Church,” 60 are related to Phelps by “blood, marriage, or both.”  Sounds downright inbred or a bit incestuous wouldn’t you say?

But upon further reflection, I feel the best way to expose this group of human flotsam is to post a link to the page “Westboro Baptist Church Songs.”  

A casual listen to these songs will show that if, at any time, their collective mental hymen was ever pierced, logic must have worn a condom.

The Scolai

Welcome

I have grown sick and tired of the Westboro Sheep molesters attacking my other site so I decided to start this one to take the heat off the other one.

 ATTETION:  If you are interested in writing a guest piece for this site please contact me.