Seasonal–sort of–news about some ghouls. Wiki says the word originates from monsters dwelling in grave yards. There is just nothing more ghoulish than Westboro Baptist Church, and they may finally be put to rest:
“Baltimore, Maryland (AP) — A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals in the belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality….U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett noted the size of the award for compensating damages “far exceeds the net worth of the defendants,” according to financial statements filed with the court.”
Huzzah! I’ll refer you to the Anti-Defamation League for details of the despicable actions of the Church.