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Help the father of a dead Marine

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ccw1911, Nov 1, 2007.

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  1. ccw1911

    ccw1911 Member

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    Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder was killed in Iraq on March 3 2006.

    His funeral was protested by a group based in Topeka that has protested military funerals across the country with placards bearing shock-value messages such as "Thank God for dead soldiers", "Thank God for IEDs", and "Fag Troops". They contend that the deaths are punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality and of gays in the military.

    The good news is that Corporal Snyder's family sued the group and has won an 11 million dollar award. This is not the end of it because the group is appealing and will not agree to stop the protests. The award is mostly symbolic since the group claims very little in assets.

    Al Snyder, Matthews father, needs help with the mounting costs related to continuing the fight against this group of protesters. His lawyers are not charging him for their services but he is paying for all the related costs and according to an interview this morning is about $30K behind right now.

    On the web site Mr. Snyder explains that if he receives any excess funds they will be donated to provide scholarships for returning veterans.

    Let's get the word out on this and see if we can help Mr Matthews.

    Ross
     
  2. smokerz

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    That bunch of so-called "Christian" scum lost, as they deserved to. Let's hope they are completely financially bsnkrupted. They are already morally bankrupt.

    I've already put my check in the mailbox.
     
  3. birdogs

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    This scum may call themselves "Christian" but obviouskly they are NOT! Would Christ do such things? NO! That is the test.

    Regardless, they should receive the strongest rebuke possible from decent Americans. They are vicious and cruel and to call them scum is infinitely less than what they they deserve to be called.
     
  4. Jim101

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    I still have son and a daughter serving. God forbid anything bad happening. I have already made my mind up, If those scumbags show up for one of mine they better bring some body bags.









    Jim
     
  5. Steve NJ

    Steve NJ Member

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    I'm with Jim! Step son leaving tomorrow for Iraq.
     
  6. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    Jim 101,

    If, God forbid, it ever happened to one of yours let me know and I'll come help you fill some bodybags with those Motherf***ers.

    Best wishes to anyone with a loved one serving.
     
  7. FranzSodia

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    For these so called Christians to show up at a funeral for a fallen marine and protest in any fashion is absolutely wrong. Just goes to how screwed up a bunch religious extremist are whether its in America or the Middle East. It makes me sick to think these are the people who support the Republican agenda and are protected by the more liberal Democrats with freedom of speech. Just goes to show how badly this country needs to get rid of idiots and party politics. John E.
     
  8. bill1949

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    Chatbrat you have a great idea!...Bill
     
  9. flylta

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    Chatbrat your heading in the right direction.

    Franz, TRUTH!

    Christian they are not!
     
  10. perazzitms

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    These idiots showed up around me a while back. The local Harley Owners Group, along with everybody else knew they were coming. The HOG group asked the family if they could escort the funeral procession through these asses. The family agreed.

    About 100 Harleys lead the procession, and lined the street 3 deep in front of these people.

    Couldn't see or hear the assholes. The family never knew there were there.
     
  11. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    I saw pictures of the protestors. I hope I never see them in real time. As a retired veteran I may have to claim PTSD. I cannot understand how anyone could be so disrespectful of the dead and their families.

    There is an organization "Patriot Guard" that defends against those slime balls at funerals. Jake
     
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    These people are among the most VILE on earth and they do it in the "name of God?" No better than Islamic terrorists. I'm all for Free Speach but these people should be kept away from military funerals.
    Any other Vets out there remember hearing of a little thing called " Dungaree Liberty?" I hope that they pull this crap near a Marine Base. Dungaree Liberty is when the CO strongly suggests that "nobody should leave base and cause harm to these people." (Said with a wink.)
    The Patriot Guard has done a great job of escorting funeral processions, including some here in NH.
    Sorry, but these people make my blood boil. The families of these Heroes do not deserve to go through this.
     
  14. jimbob

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    You can thank the Patriot Guard riders for making sure these a-holes are not heard when they try to disrupt a service. We had an East Texas soldier laid to rest and these vermin tried to show up.

    When they got a look at the Patriot Guard and several hundred Esat Texas rednecks, they tucked tail and left. I am still amazed they lived through this. Bastards.
     
  15. KelleyPLK

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    The Group unless its corporation has officers trustee's that own homes land businesses they have support ! U-need a very low life lawyer to go after this group ! Thay are all responsible . No corporate vail can protect they are individual acts and slander / Start taking their real property . The group
    has individuals who do planning for these events .



    Pat Kelley
     
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