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Joe Paterno Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Protest Funeral

We are still waiting on the details of Joe Paterno's funeral, but we do know that there will be some unwelcome visitors, according to Greg Wilson of NBC New York.

Tributes have poured in for him, from such luminaries at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and Nittany Lions fans have closed ranks around their storied coach of more than 40 years. But the Kansas-based church, which has outraged families of fallen soldiers, in a bizarre effort to protest gays in the military, said it will be on hand at Paterno's funeral. Final arrangements were to be announced today.

The Westboro Baptist Church has built up a reputation over the past few years for protesting the funerals of some American heroes who died overseas. They use their First Amendment rights to go to funerals at which they are not welcome at and protest the way that America enables their citizens to live their lives.

For more on the funeral, please stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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