No. 1 cable news host Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday that he will personally write a check to cover $16,500 in legal costs for the father of a fallen U.S. Marine who sued the members of a church who picketed his son’s funeral.
According to news reports, the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kan., believe that God is punishing the United States because of its acceptance of gay people. The church garners attention for its views by protesting high-profile funerals.
The Political Jungle mentioned the back story:
Just so we are clear, this man was burying his son and Fred Phelps and his sick leftist whack jobs from the Westboro Gay Haters Fan Club showed up and screamed their sickness during the funeral. He sued them. He lost. HE LOST. And was ordered to pay $16,510 in court costs.