Thursday, April 1, 2010

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due to Bill O'Reilly

I am always more than happy to give props when props are due, and Bill O'Reilly deserves props for covering the expenses of the father of a fallen Marine who has been ordered to pay the legal costs for the whack jobs of the Westboro Baptist Church. Perhaps my friends who are attorneys can help me with why the ruling fell as it did. Yet, that seems particularly callous when one considers the circumstances the Snyder family were experiencing, burying a family member and dealing with people with signs the read (among other things) "God Hates Fags" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."

Again, it should tell you something when people across all spectra of political thought are coming to the defense of this family with open wallets. So, hats off to Bill O'Reilly, and to all who help the Synders.

1 comment:

Rhen said...

I am actually of mixed mind about this issue. I fully support the right to free protest; it's one of the things that I hated the most about our previous administration when GWB created "protest free zones" as his popularity waned.

But, having experienced a 'protest' from the WBC first hand, I know the harm that their actions can cause, especially to those that are grieving the loss of a loved one.

There must be a solution to this mess somewhere, but I think it's going to take someone more intelligent and legal savvy than I to come up with it.