A chuch is planning to picket the funeral of cancer victim Elizabeth Edwards because she didn’t praise God enough during her life-and-death struggle with the disease. In a despicable publicity stunt, the Westboro Baptist Church said on its website that it will be protesting at the sombre event on Saturday.‘God hates Elizabeth Edwards. Flee her example,’ the group said in a statement.
The Topeka, Kansas-based hate church, reviled for its protests at military funerals, is apparently unhappy that she didn’t speak publicly about her faith during the difficulties she has faced in her life.
She will be buried next to her son, Wade, who died in 1996 at the age of 16. — Daily Mail
In response, the Southern Baptist Association reiterated that the Westboro congregation was not affiliated in any way. “In fact, we think they’re probably socialist Muslims,” said a spokesman.
Note to Ted End: I made that last part up.