justice is served?
A jury finds in favor of a deceased soldier's father who sued Westboro Baptist Church and three of its leaders over their protests at the families of fallen soldiers. The jury awarded the soldier's father $11 million, far more than the net worth of the church and those members included in the lawsuit.
There's no question that the actions of Westboro Baptist Church are reprehensible. Their message is contrary to the gospel of Christ.
But I am concerned about the limits on free speech for which this case could serve as precedent. Maintaining our civil liberties is always a delicate balance. Here's hoping that this case will serve its intended purpose of stopping Westboro. And no more.