A federal jury in Baltimore awarded nearly $11 million yesterday to the father of a Marine killed in Iraq, deciding that the family's privacy had been invaded by a Kansas church whose members waved anti-gay signs at the funeral.
It was the first-ever verdict against Westboro Baptist Church, a fundamentalist Christian group based in Topeka that has protested military funerals across the country with placards bearing shock-value messages such as "Thank God for dead soldiers."
As usual, the BalSun wants to slip in a subtle dig, by referring to this bunch as a fundamentalist group. I am very far from being a fundamentalist Christian. In fact, they would likely refuse me admittance, if they knew my personal theology. But I have to say, there is nothing fundamental about wishing death upon people. Even the most fundamental of churches I know of, do not act in this manner.
This bunch is nothing more than a vile group of hatemongers.
Nevertheless, it's a good day for justice. It's also a good day to make a bid on a church building that will likely have to be put up for sale in Topeka Kansas, soon.
Addendum: AICS of The Logic Lifeline has pointed to this post from a couple of years ago, which I find interesting. (The blogger at this site, linked to this piece, as her evidence.)
Amazing how someone can support someone on the opposite side of the fence, on the subject of gay rights. Also amazing is, how one can accept support from a hatemonger.