Westboro Baptist to Protest at Paterno Funeral

by Greg Pollowitz

If they show, that is:

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The controversial Westboro Baptist Church said after the death of Joe Paterno it will travel to Penn State to protest at services for the former football coach.

The Westboro Church showed up at Penn State’s bowl game in Dallas on January 2, where it was confronted by Occupy movement protesters.

This time, the church said it will be at Paterno’s funeral. Margie Phelps, daughter of Pastor Fred Phelps, said on Twitter the church would picket the funeral.

But many times, the church doesn’t show at events that it threatens to protest.