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Michigan Joins Lawsuit Against Westboro Baptist Church


(Lansing, MI)  --  Michigan has joined Kansas in a lawsuit against the radical Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.  The church protests the funerals of soldiers.  Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said the state has joined the suit filed by Kansas Attorney General Steve Six which is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The brief is expected to be filed by June 1st in support of an appeal filed with the high court by the family of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder.  Snyder was killed in Iraq, and the Westboro Baptist Church picketed at his funeral in 2006.  Snyder's father sued church leader Fred Phelps for claims including intentional infliction of emotional distress.  He was awarded damages of nearly eleven-million dollars, and the appeals have reached the Supreme Court. 

-Metro Source