Micmac Posted April 1, 2010 Share Posted April 1, 2010 Peter, As a patriotic American, you should know immediately about a very troubling situation. The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Court has ordered Albert Snyder, the father of a slain Marine, to pay legal costs to the Westboro Baptist Church. Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., led by Fred Phelps, has for years been taunting grieving mourners at military funerals nationwide. During the funeral of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder in 2006, the anti-gay group praised the loss of the young Marine as well as other young servicemen and women, calling their deaths a by-product of a nation that tolerates homosexuality. VFW National Commander Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr., is urging members and patriotic friends to assist the fallen Marine’s father and also send words of support and encouragement. A fund has been set up to help Mr. Snyder pay the court costs. None of the money will be for attorneys, who are graciously representing him pro bono. Donate online at www.matthewsnyder.org or send a check payable to "Al Snyder Fund" to: Barley Snyder LLC, 100 East Market Street, York, PA 17401. “This is a travesty at best and borders on the obscene. Mr. Snyder has already confronted the difficulties of burying his Marine son and then bringing a lawsuit against this group of hate-mongers. It is absolutely wrong for the court to order him to shoulder a financial burden on top of everything else.” Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr. VFW National Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars | 406 West 34th Street | Kansas City, MO 64111 Forward to a Friend | Update Your Profile | Unsubscribe To ensure you receive these important communications from VFW, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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