And yes, I’m being completely serious and props are due.
A while back, tremendous asshole Fred Phelps protested at the funeral of Matthew Snyder. Snyder was a marine who died in Iraq, and Phelps and his church go around the country protesting the funerals of soldiers because they believe God is punishing the U.S. for its acceptance of gay people.
Snyder’s father sued them for the actions they took during the funeral. He lost. And you know what, he should have. As morally deplorable as they are, Phelps and his ilk are still within their first amendment rights to protest in a public space. And because he lost, Snyder had to pay $16,500 in legal fees that Phelps had spent to defend his church.
Now, although Snyder lost and should have, take a moment to ponder his situation. His son died, his son’s funeral was disrupted by protests, he went to court, lost, and now has to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Not anymore. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News is writing a check for the $16,500. What a wonderful thing to do. I can barely imagine the pain Snyder must feel at losing a son, but at least this grievous insult to injury is no more.