Wednesday, March 31, 2010

O'Reilly Pays Legal Bill For Fallen Marine's Father

Margie M. Phelps, left, stands with her husband Pastor Fred Phelps and her daughter Margie J. Phelps during a lunchtime demonstration. JED KIRSCHBAUM/Baltimore Sun

From Newsmax:

No. 1 cable news host Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that he will personally write a check to cover $16,500 in legal costs for the father of a fallen U.S. Marine who sued the members of a church who picketed his son's funeral.

According to news reports, the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kan., believe that God is punishing the United States because of its acceptance of gay people. The church garners attention for its views by protesting high-profile funerals.

On March 3, 2006, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder died in a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar province in Iraq.

"He was a hero and he was the love of my life," said Albert Snyder, Matthew's grieving father.

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My Comment: Kudos to Bill O'Reilly to be able to (and willing to) help a father whose son committed the ultimate sacrifice for America.

Bill O'Reilly's full comments on this case are here.

Update: Bill O'Reilly is not the only one who is chipping in. More news here and here.

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