Marine's Father Will Not Pay Court-Ordered Funeral Protesters' Fees
The father of a Marine killed in Iraq whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters told Fox News he will defy a court order and not pay the protesters' appeal costs.
Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., told Fox News he does not intend to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps, the leader of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church, which held protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006.
"I don't think I'm going to be writing a check until I hear from the Supreme Court," Snyder told Fox News on Tuesday. "I'm not about to pay them anything."
Simple "Semper Fi!"
The man's son paid the ultimate sacrifice and these shameless cretins slandered not only a fallen hero, but they also inflicted a pain and injury that can never be salved on this father's soul.
I don't blame him one bit and I support him one hundred percent.
I would go to prison before I would pay these sick bastards one dime. And I would tell this pathetic excuse for a judge as much to his face.