A federal court has just placed liens -- financial claims -- on the property of Westboro Baptist Church, the hate organization that demonstrates at the funerals of soldiers and Marines with signs that say, “God hates you.”
The liens against Westboro are to guarantee that the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder, a Marine killed in Iraq, will be compensated in his successful invasion of privacy lawsuit. On March 10, 2006, the “church” members desecrated the Marine’s funeral in Westminster, Md., with slanderous pickets.
The court, which has awarded $5 million to Albert Snyder, the Marine’s father, is targeting the church building and an office building owned by Westboro Baptist in Topeka, Kansas. It’s about time the Phelps family members responsible for Westboro’s hellish cruelty were penalized.