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Bill O'Reilly Helping Family Sue Church For Picketing Son's Funeral

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Irish Central: Bill O'Reilly is backing a bereaved father's bid to sue a Church who picketed his son's funeral.

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Albert Snyder is suing the Westboro Baptist Church and its pastor, Fred Phelps, for picketing his son's funeral after he had been killed in Iraq.

But Snyder said he couldn't afford the legal fees which is where O'Reilly stepped in.

Talking on his show last night, O'Reilly offered Snyder $16,000 out of his own pocket to pay for the case.

O'Reilly said he fully backs Snyder and will will pick up the tab for the appeals that have been ordered by a federal court.

Snyder's son, Matthew from Maryland, was a Marine who died in the line of duty last year.

After O'Reilly's generous offer, Snyder received over 4,000 calls and emails also offering monetary support.

A federal court ruled that Snyder must pay the court costs of the Westboro Baptist Church, who he sued for protesting his son's funeral.

Westboro is infamous for protesting the funerals of American servicemen with signs saying God killed the soldiers because of homosexuality

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chris April 1, 2010, 12:07 PM

I wish you would tell the complete story. Synder sued and won against the Westsboro Bapist church for invasion of privacy for protesting at his son funeral and Westsboro appealled and won and the courts then told Mr. Synder that he was responsible for the court charges. I give a big “Thank You” to Bill O’Reilly for offering to pay those court fees. I checked out this Westsboro Bapist Church and is totally disgusted by these people. Everyone should be disgusted by these people.

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