UPDATE: This is apparently from an incident this past May, and not “recent” as I had assumed. And the van didn’t belong to the Westboro idiots, but to the local fire department.
In May I saw first-hand the Westboro Baptist Church loons demonstrating outside the funeral for Rick Herrema of Hudsonville, MI. Though they were jerks and everyone knew it, there were no altercations. A recent demonstration at another funeral didn’t end so well. From Stop the ACLU:
Also posted at Conservative Thinking.
Though I have no sympathy for these idiots, I suspect that the cry of “all right, we’ve got a broken window!” was one of triumph rather than of fear. The video was obviously shot by someone with the group. They probably released it or “leaked” it to get it seen. (I’m guessing, though. There don’t seem to be many details on this incident at this point.)
They want to be attacked.
That’s how the lawsuits will start.