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Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Game

The Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for its protests at the funerals of fallen soldiers, is planning to bring their hate-filled rhetoric to Happy Valley before this Saturday’s game against Nebraska.

According to their website, the Topeka, Kan.-based church will picket outside of Beaver Stadium from 10 a.m. until the 12 p.m. kick off time. Their reasoning, per their protest schedule:

“Penn State has the wrath of God raining down on them in righteous judgement!  They have taken from the playbook of the Catholics.  Let’s diddle the little kiddies and hide it from top to bottom!  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.”

Although it may be hard to overlook the WBC’s ludicrous chants and offensive signs, I urge all Penn Staters not to appease them by acknowledging their presence. They want us to confront them. Instead, remember why we are all here. Remember the game and our team. Let’s celebrate Joe Paterno’s legacy in peace and not fight people too set in their ways to ever deviate from their views, no matter how flawed.

If anything can be said for this week, it is that the verse “May no act of ours bring shame” rings louder than ever. Please remember that Saturday.

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Ali Fogarty

Ali Fogarty is a senior from the suburbs of Philadelphia majoring in Public Relations and Political Science who's passionate about Netflix and everything bagels.

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