Assemblyman Lunges at Shirley Phelps

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 12 2010 1:15 PM ET

New York state assemblyman Dov Hikind charged through
a barrier surrounding Westboro Baptist Church's Shirley Phelps-Roper
during a Monday protest in Brooklyn and shouted, "You're a whore!"

"It was an emotional moment," Hikind said after the altercation, according to the New York Daily News. "I just wanted to take that sign from her. They're a despicable group."

Police restrained Hikind but did not arrest him. Phelps reportedly declined to press charges against the assemblyman.

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