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Instant karma's gonna getcha

April 4, 2008 - Steve Murch
If you believe in karma, then you probably believe Pastor Fred Phelps and his clan are receiving exactly what they deserve. If you remember, Phelps is the leader of a “church” in Topeka, Kan., that protests at funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq.

They appearances resulted in legislation in various states preventing protests, and a group of motorcyclists who went to those funerals to prevent the protests from being near the funerals.

There was a rumor they were going to be in Alpena a couple years ago for a funeral of a fallen soldier, but the group didn’t appear. It was at the peak of when they were drawing attention to their picketing and the bikers were attending the funerals. The bikers did show up at the funeral and kept a respectable distance.

Well, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal (the link to the story is to the right), the good reverend’s church building — Westboro Baptist Church — and the law offices of family members have liens placed on them by a federal judge in Maryland. The liens will be applied toward damages imposed on church members for picketing a military funeral. The damages imposed were $5 million.

The lawsuit stemmed from the group’s picketing the funeral of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder. The suit was brought by Snyder’s father.

Church members picket funerals of members of the U.S. armed forces, contending the deaths are God's punishment for the country's support of homosexuals. What church members fail to remember is that those military personnel are protecting the church’s right to free speech. Sort of hypocritical, don’t you think?

Karma works in a strange way and can kick your butt when you least expect it. Isn’t that right Pastor Phelps?


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