By Diane Silver
To no one's surprise, the Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket Jerry Falwell's funeral. They do it to get attention, which is why I'm not linking to their site. If you really want to find it. I'm sure you can just Google around a bit.
The Phelps act like little children throwing a temper tantrum. This gets attention, so they do it.
If you're confused by the logic of this, given Falwell's history of hate speech and opposition to fairness for gays, don't try to figure it out. These are emotional children who are in a lot of pain throwing a temper tantrum.
By the way, I doubt if patriarch Fred Phelps will be there. He might, but he hasn't traveled much to these protests in the last few years.
For more on my thoughts about the Phelps, see The saddest family in America.