Westboro Baptist Church to protest Penn State game

10:59 AM, Nov 10, 2011   |    comments
File photo of a member of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, protesting across the street from a military funeral.
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State College, Pa (CBS21) -- In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kansas, says it will protest prior to Saturday's Penn State game against Nebraska, according to the group's website.

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"Now there are two doomed states if ever there were," the church said on its website. "On the one side you have Nebraska who arrested one of the servants of God for allowing her son to stand on this nations (sic) idol. On the other side you have the state that started the mischief of putting the church of the Lord Jesus Christ on trial for preaching!

The Westboro Baptist Church has gained national notoriety for picketing the funerals of soldiers and its extreme stance against homosexuality.

"Now, Penn State has the wrath of God raining down on them in righteous judgement (sic)!" the church added. They have taken from the playbook of the Catholics."

"Fitting that the head cover-up artist is called the Pope of Happy Valley. How sick is that! Not surprising, but sick! College in this country is nothing more than a giant party, with a few classes set to instruct in sin thrown in for good measure."

Joe Paterno announced his retirement, effective at the end of the season, on Wednesday. The University has not commented on Paterno's status. Saturday's game is the final home game of the season.

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