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Local soldier speaks out against church protest

5 years ago April 01, 2010 Apr 1, 2010 Thursday, April 01 2010 Thursday, April 01, 2010 9:16:56 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments from the father of the Marine who was killed in action.
Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder died in Iraq four years ago.

Protesters from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas showed up at Snyder's funeral. The Westboro Church believes that soldiers are being punished by God for America's acceptance of gay lifestyles. Snyder's father sued the church for emotional damage.

He won the case, but an appeals court overturned the ruling. The court also ruled the father owed more than $16,000 for the church's court fees. TV host Bill O'Reilly has offered to pay the court ordered fees for the father.

However, the father says he believes the Supreme Court will rule in his favor. The case is expected to be heard this year.

News 2's Kristy Davis spoke to a local Marine who fought along side Snyder and disagrees with the Westboro protests.

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