Man Arrested For Throwing Coffee On The Three Westboro Baptist Church Protesters At Biden Funeral
The WBC could only muster three of their flock. Update to this previous story.
Via USA Today
Three demonstrators from a Kansas church, known for its strident opposition to homosexuality and picketing of soldiers’ funerals, protested the funeral of Beau Biden on Saturday.
One man was arrested for throwing coffee at the protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., who picketed outside Wilmington’s St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church ahead of Biden’s funeral.
The three protesters held signs — including “America is doomed” — and sang anti-gay songs at the corner Pennsylvania Avenue and North Dupont Street for about an hour Saturday morning.
They were met by a much larger counter protest singing Amazing Grace and holding American flags. Some of the counter protesters held pink signs to block the Westboro posters. At one point, nearly 100 counter protesters were present
The counter demonstration seemed to encourage Westboro member Shirley Phelps-Roper. “This is where the eyes and the ears of the nation are today,” she said.