Report: Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who regularly protest military funerals (and often show up in the wake of similarly tragic events) announced Saturday that they plan to protest President Obama’s scheduled visit to Newtown today.

Several members of the church took to Twitter to broadcast their intentions, including one who posted that she will “sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment,” during the President’s visit, Buzzfeed reported.

And local authorities may be powerless to stop them: The U.S. Supreme Court previously ruled that their hateful protests are protected under the First Amendment.

However, a number of Redditors (members of the popular – and occasionally philanthropic – website Reddit) have declared that they plan on traveling to Newtown to form “a silent blockade during the funeral processions…” As of 10 a.m. Sunday morning, hundreds of people had commented on the thread, many of them expressing interest in taking part in the proposed actions.

Libor Jany