Sunday, January 22, 2012

Westboro Baptist to picket Joe Paterno's funeral. What could go wrong?


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Westboro Baptist Church said today it will picket legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's funeral. Margie Phelps sent a tweet shortly after Paterno's death was announced saying "WBC will picket his funeral."

Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kansas, has also recently threatened to picket outside Beaver Stadium for the Penn State-Nebraska game, which was the first played after former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with more than 40 counts of sex crimes against minors.

Westboro also threatened to picket the funeral of seven Perry County children who died in a tragic fire in March. They didn't show up on either occasion.
View the report here.