Homophobic Westboro Baptist Church gets date with U.S. Supreme Court (poll)

On October 6, the U.S. Supreme Court will listen to attorneys from the Westboro Baptist Church argue that their homophobic church’s protest Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew

Snyder‘s funeral in 2006 is protected by the First Amendment.

The fallen Marine’s father, Albert Snyder, sued Phelps and his church for

picketing

the funeral and won a a $5 million judgment (the Phelpses won on

appeal with the court

ordering Snyder to pay Phelps $16,510 for court costs). Now, the U.S.

Supreme Court will determine

whether the First Amendment protects Phelps’ speech. But don’t look for the Phelps family to pander to the court.

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