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Donations pour in to father of fallen Marine

BALTIMORE (WKOW) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Pennsylvania man who was forced to pay money to a church that picketed his son's funeral.

Albert Snyder of York, Pa., appeared Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America." He says it was insulting that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered him to pay $16,510 in court costs to Fred Phelps, pastor of Westboro Baptist Church.

Westboro members picketed the Maryland funeral of Snyder's son, Matthew, a fallen Marine. The church contends U.S. military deaths are God's punishment for tolerance of homosexuality. Albert Snyder sued the church.

Meantime, donations are pouring in for Snyder. The father's attorney Sean Summers says any extra money would be given to veterans.

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