Would it surprise any of my readers that I have a very, very low opinion of Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church (WBC)? I doubt it.
Anyway, in June 2006, Albert Snyder filed a civil lawsuit against Phelps and his lunatic followers for protesting at his son's funeral. Last October, the WBC's motion to dismiss was denied. In December 2006, WBC was ordered to pay Snyder $3,150 because they refused to be summoned. Finally, they're in court facing
five four civil counts: Defamation;
- Intrusion upon Seclusion (Invasion of Privacy);
- Publicity Given to Private Life (Invasion of Privacy)
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; and
- Civil Conspiracy
UPDATE: "I hope the jury in the civil trial hands down a multimillion dollar verdict against the 'church'."