Burn Pit sparks fundraiser for Marine's father

The American Legion has started a fund to help pay the legal fees for the father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters.

The father, Albert Snyder of York, Pa., recently was ordered to pay the protesters' appeal costs by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The court ordered Snyder to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps, the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, which conducted protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006.

Reports are that syndicated TV host Bill O'Reilly has offered to pay the attorney fees for Snyder; regardless, the Legion will continue to raise funds to help defray the cost of Snyder's Supreme Court filing of the case.

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  1. In the days of waning faith in our God,the Westboro Church believes their cause will further America's strength with this moronic methodology during the funerals of fallen soldiers? The entire Westboro Church philosophy will undoubtedly give those who believe and work the mission field and especially those who have fought and served for these very people...another needless black eye. My donations to thwart these self serving and mindless souls to protect the true righteous and BRAVE in the United States of America.
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