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What do you think of the Snyder family losing a lawsuit against the Westboro Baptist Church?

What do you think of the Snyder family losing a lawsuit against the Westboro Baptist Church? Topic: Westboro church case supreme court
June 16, 2019 / By Gerald
Question: Although that stupid "God hates fags" group has absolutely no business protesting funerals and they have no class whatsoever I would not be in favor of Snyder winning the case (he did lose). Bill O'Reilly offered to pay for the court costs for Snyder which was nice of him. In my mind, "intentionally causing emotional distress" is too vague to go to court for, especially for an amount like $11 million. Oh yeah it probably won't be long until Phelps dies because of his age. WBC WILL get a taste of their own medicine when this happens, and when any other WBC member dies... "Let the punishment fit the crime" I just don't think that "intentionally causing emotional distress" is a clear enough reason to take someone to court...
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Dishan Dishan | 2 days ago
I agree with the Supreme Court. But, remember, just because something is legal does not make it right. Protesting at a soldier's funeral may be legal but it is also a very unchristian thing to do. It goes against the Christian spiritual works of mercy to console and comfort and the corporal work of mercy to bury the dead. There are times and places for peaceful demonstrations but a soldier's funeral is not one of them. With love in Christ.
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Dishan Originally Answered: What do you think of the Snyder family losing a lawsuit against the Westboro Baptist Church?
I agree with the Supreme Court. But, remember, just because something is legal does not make it right. Protesting at a soldier's funeral may be legal but it is also a very unchristian thing to do. It goes against the Christian spiritual works of mercy to console and comfort and the corporal work of mercy to bury the dead. There are times and places for peaceful demonstrations but a soldier's funeral is not one of them. With love in Christ.

Bobbi Bobbi
I agree with you and I think that Cybi makes some great points. This ruling, however, does nothing to remove the "time, place and manner" restrictions on all of this. I think states shoudl now pass laws limiting protests to 2500 feet from funeral homes, churches or cemetries. Let these hateful, repressed, vengeful "christians" rant and rave in a vacant field a mile away. If they get enough publicity may they be shouted down by 1000 counter demonstrators every time.
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Acklie Acklie
Synder intially did win and another judge overthrew it. I don’t consider what the Westboro Baptist Church does as a peaceful assembly or a protest. It is an attack. They are not exercising a first amendment right; they are attacking people and hiding behind the “first amendment.” They have the right to scream and yell/harass a mourning family burying their child within earshot. What about a family’s right to bury their child in peace? What about a family's right to have a funeral without someone screaming your child is rotting in hell outside the church's entrance? I don’t understand how our country can reason what they do and tell a family to suck it up and just deal with them following you around at your child’s funeral; and we have to be “tolerant”? I am so tired of this country telling us to tolerate crap like this. When the Phelps family looses their church founder, Fred Phelps the repressed gay, I say we protest his funeral with a carnival across the street. Lets see if they call it a peaceful assembly and tolerate us?
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Stacie Stacie
I accept as true with the courtroom resolution that free speech should be upheld. I dislike religion & that crew in detailed but i hate stifling free speech even more. Makes me wonder why those black individuals have been rewarded hundreds of thousands of bucks when michael richards dropped the n bomb on them but these humans get away unpenalized. One doesnt appear any better or worse than the opposite. My point is, its a double commonplace.
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Pru Pru
even if you dont like bill o reilly, god bless him for doing the right thing and pay the court costs for mr snyder......... how many of us can afford to pay $ 11 million......??????? ps ---- cybi is right......the second fred phelps dies......i will send money for party favors.............that is my right to free speech.........
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Pru Originally Answered: Water Baptism Before John The Baptist?
Few people today actually know and understand why many churches baptize converts to Christianity by immersion. This custom predates Christianity and is based upon Jewish Law and the demands of ritual purity. It is the mikvah! When John the Baptist invited those who were listening to his message to be baptized, his invitation was nothing new for his Jewish audience. They were very familiar with the ritual of baptism and practiced it on a regular basis. This is often a surprise for many Christians because they have been taught that baptism was a new "Christian" thing. The proof offered to support that claim is that we don't find any references to baptism in the Old Testament. However, when we examine the first century Jewish culture of Jesus we discover that baptism, or more correctly ritual self-immersion, was a well-developed and accepted part of Jewish life. Jewish law required Jews to undergo ritual self-immersion if there was any question concerning ritual impurity. Today it is common for Christians to exclusively associate baptism with the forgiveness of sins or salvation. This wasn't the case during the time of Jesus or within Jewish communities today. Many things could be the source of ritual impurity. Many of these were simply the result of the natural course of life - a woman's monthly period, giving birth, or touching something dead. The problem with being ritually impure was that the person in the state of impurity couldn't travel within the Temple precincts or perform certain rituals. We find an example of this in the life of Jesus' mother who is in a state of impurity as the result of giving birth to him. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord (Luke 2:22). Why did Mary do this? It was required by the Torah (Law): Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman conceive seed, and bear a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of the impurity of her sickness shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled (Leviticus 12:2-4). It is only after the fulfillment of this law that Mary would have been permitted to enter the Temple precincts and participate in religious rituals. In order to fulfill the law of Moses, Mary would have been required to participate in ritual self-immersion. This was such a common practice in Jerusalem that the Temple constructed a ritual bath complex along the southern wall of the Temple. Archaeologists uncovered this complex in the second half of the twentieth century. Modern Rabbinic Judaism still teaches this form of ritual self-immersion today. We also have scriptural evidence to support the fact that ritual immersion was an act of self-immersion. Baptism in the first century Jewish community, just as it is in modern Jewish communities, is unlike the various styles of Christian baptism practiced in churches today. When John the Baptist baptized Jesus he didn't touch Jesus, neither did he pour water over Jesus' head. Jesus would have immersed himself and John wouldn't have touched him. There are a number of different drawings that depict Jewish baptism over the centuries. One very famous ancient drawing was found in a Roman catacomb, which depicts John and Jesus at Jesus' baptism. John is standing on the bank of the Jordan River extending a hand to Jesus who is standing in the water. gatita Apostolic Believer in One God, Jesus Degree in History (focus Jewish studies) and Spanish, New Mexico State U. 1990

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