Youâ€™ve seen the outrageous case on television and in your newspaper.
VFW National Commander Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr., calls it â€œâ€¦ a travesty at best that borders on obscene.â€
Albert Snyder, grieving father of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, has been ordered by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to pay legal costs to Westboro Baptist Church. These costs were incurred when Mr. Snyder sued over the hateful and despicable protest the church waged during his sonâ€™s funeral. Now, the landmark case has moved to the U.S. Supreme Court, and his court costs continue to mount.
This is the ultimate insult!
As patriotic Americans, we cannot stand by and allow the memory of a fallen hero to be tarnished â€¦ we cannot allow the father of a slain Marine to be treated with such utter disrespect!
The VFW is calling on you to sign our Declaration of Support. All signatures will be delivered to Mr. Snyder on Memorial Day with a full Color Guard Ceremony.
Letâ€™s show Mr. Snyder that we stand proudly beside him in his battle to honor the memory of his beloved son.
This is wrong in so many ways, not just because the funeral was for a Marine that gave his life for his country. Lets face it if this was done at anyones funeral military or not the impact would be the same, on the family and firends of the deceased person. It would add insult to injury, and cause undue pain and suffering to the family and friends in attendance, this is not a freedom of speech issue, nor is it a Military issue, this is a morals issue, and freedom of speech should not protect you from being able to harrass, insult and inflict mental anguish on an already grieving family. The fact that these idiots think that they are right in doing this to spread thier word of God only shows that they dont know God at all, because I dont think he would aprove of speading his word in this manner at all.