Via The Baltimore Sun: (h/t Nate)
A Baltimore federal jury awarded nearly $11 million Wednesday to the father of a Marine killed in Iraq, deciding that the family's privacy had been invaded by a Kansas church whose members waved anti-gay signs at the funeral.
It was the first-ever verdict against Westboro Baptist Church, a fundamentalist Christian group based in Topeka that has protested military funerals across the country with placards bearing shock-value messages such as "Thank God for dead soldiers."
They contend that the deaths are punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality and of gays in the military. Read more...
No matter what your religious views might be, this is pure hatred. I am happy for Mr. Snyder and his family and we wish him all the best, but you can rest assured, the Phelps flock will appeal this as far as they can.