Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Joe Paterno Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, notorious for its anti-gay and funeral picketing, plans to picket Joe Paterno’s funeral.

Margie Phelps (pictured), the wife of church leader Fred Phelps, sent several tweets Sunday making her stance on Paterno quite clear:

Keep in mind this is the same woman who calls President Barack Obama the “Antichrist” and the same group that picketed the funeral of Michael Jackson and Steve Jobs. Some states have enacted laws preventing protests at funerals, but the Supreme Court ruled that they have the right to protest at funerals.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Meyer/100000046215576 Ed Meyer

    We need to take a stance against WBC..  These are the same people that protest against OUR Military.  The same men and women that fight for their right to protest.  It is time for all americans to stand up against this far reaching group that they call a church.  A loving God does not condone being EVIL  to your neighbor.  Joe paterno was a great guy that touched many lives.  It just gives us a sober reminder that everyone at one point and time has some poor judgement.  Let Joe rest in peace and lets remember him as the hero he IS.  May he rest in peace.  God Bless JOE

  • Anonymous

    You people are WRONG for protesting at his funeral. He still has a family and grandchildren. Hopefully the day they put you in the ground maybe they will doing the same to you & yours and see how your family would feel bout it. Bunch of fricken IDIOTS………

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U4BF37AM32C7WFQMAF3ATWG62U Craig

    Margie Phelps

    I wish each and every member of your family and church the most painful death possible

  • Anonymous

    I hope someone dies in there family and people go protect there or even better at the grave site then piss on there grave. These people take the freedom of speech to whole new low. R.I.P JoePa 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H35XJ4UIRJ2NVY7USA4ZZOCWQU Percy

    Somebody needs to kill these TERRORIST BAPTISTS, blow up their so-called silly-ass “church”, and FORGET ABOUT IT.   If the cocksuckers try protesting at MY funeral, I’ll do it.

  • http://www.krewedawakening.com/ Mike

    someone needs to stop these freaks

  • Anonymous

    Thank you to our brave men and women who give these so-called Americans the  right of freedom of speech.  Maybe to fully appreciate this right these so-called Americans should be required to “voluntarily” serve on the front line.  Maybe then, and only then, would they and others like them realize, understand, appreciate and no longer take for granted our freedoms and rights. Sadly and greatly missed by many. RIP in peace Joe. My prayers and thoughts to the family, friends, players, students and the sports world.

  • Anonymous

    I agree completely with drwhite30!  Let’s just wait until one of their people dies, then we all show up to piss on the grave.  I can’t think of a more horrible collection of human beings that could possibly be walking the face of the earth.  I really do hope someone just torches their “church”, and I hope it’s during a service, so that they’re all wiped out!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3B7WQRJAEZKACX24KRZHSFF4L4 George

    Man lady. You need a med change. You are clearly out of touch !!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    This group in kansas is NOT a christian church nor do they speak for chriatians. There is a special place in hell for these people. Joe was a wonderful man and a devoted christian. His family does not fear these heathens!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Meyer/100000046215576 Ed Meyer

    As long as I keep GOD in our church and life HE will lead the way and dertimine HIS will for me.  It is so called chuches like yours that promote hatred and ill will towards everyone.  Can you tell me where in the bible GOD wishes hate among thy neighbors?  My God is caring, understanding, courageous, and most importantly forgiving.  I will pray for your family that hwe may forgive you for all the hatred you harbour.  GOD Bless you and your family.

  • http://twitter.com/jannajoleen dodieellen

    These people are the worst kind of hypocrites…As Jesus would have said so eloquently “Let him without sin cast the first stone.” These people do not represent the true believers in any respect….I am ashamed of these kind of christians……………..God bless you Joe..I am sure by now Apostale Paul himself is apologizing to you for these morons……..

  • http://twitter.com/jannajoleen dodieellen

    1vicarwife……..Thanks heathen was the word I was looking for….Well said…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Meyer/100000046215576 Ed Meyer

    perfectly said.  AMEN

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HV76WOQTGUSHRPUWBNK7T4YVIU Enrique

    Uh… if you are in the coffin at your funeral Percy, ummmm… you won’t be blowing up anything… just FYI…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angie-Hesse/1207341574 Angie Hesse

    I would make a trip to topeka to protest their funerals and make sure to say “they are in hell for passing judgement on others” 

  • http://www.facebook.com/rscholato Renee Scholato

    Sick people in this world! And they are all going to hell. There is no God for these kind of undereducated people they are a joke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rscholato Renee Scholato

    Satin lives is the body of this women proof that he is alive and well!

  • http://twitter.com/bryp777 Bryon Peterson

    This is not a church.  It is a group of people seeking publicity.  If the mass media would have stopped covering every stupid move that they made long ago, we would never have progressed to this point.  it is a shame that good people have to deal with the ridiculous actions of hate mongers like these.  I live in Kansas and it shames me to have any common ground with people like this. May Mr. Paterno rest in peace.