Fred Phelps Must Pay $11 Million
Hatemonger Fred Phelps better hope that God gives him a really big loan because he has just been slapped with an $11 million judgement for protesting at the funeral of a Maryland soldier killed in the Iraq war. Phelps and his inbred brood who made a shameful name for themselves promoting a virulent strain of homophobia and claiming that “God hates fags” and that AIDS is God’s judgement against homosexuality, now claim that the Iraq war is God’s retribution for America’s moral decline.
From the Washington Post:
The jury ordered the pastor and two other church members — his daughters, Shirley L. Phelps-Roper and Rebekah L. Phelps-Davis — to pay $8 million in punitive damages and $2.9 million in compensatory damages. Snyder, of Westminster, died in a vehicle accident March 3, 2006, in Anbar province.
Members of the church protested at Snyder’s funeral, displaying signs, including one that read, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.”