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Donations pour in for father of fallen Marine

5 years ago April 01, 2010 Apr 1, 2010 Thursday, April 01 2010 Thursday, April 01, 2010 12:18:30 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Donations are pouring in for a fallen Marine's father who was ordered to pay the court costs of an anti-gay church he's been battling.

Albert Snyder of York, Pa., appeared Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America."

He says it was insulting that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered him to pay $16,510 in court costs to Fred Phelps, pastor of Westboro Baptist Church.

Westboro members picketed the Maryland funeral of Snyder's son, Matthew.

The church contends U.S. military deaths are God's punishment for tolerance of homosexuality.

Albert Snyder sued the church, but the appeals court ruled against him.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case.

Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly has pledged to pay the court costs.

The American Legion is also soliciting donations for Snyder.

 

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