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BALTIMORE - The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters from Kansas was ordered to pay the protesters' appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday.
On Friday, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered Snyder to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps. Phelps is the leader of Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church, which conducted protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006.
The two-page decision supplied by attorneys for Albert Snyder of York, Pa., offered no details on how the court came to its decision.
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
Phelps and his "Church" are nothing but professional extortionists who help to pervert our laws and peoples sensabilities on a daily basis. Wonder whos gonna protest/celebrate when this old POS dies? The judge in this case needs to be drug tested, checked for mental commpetency, then run out of town on a rail.