Westboro Church to Protest at Elizabeth Edwards' Funeral

You stay classy, Fred Phelps
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2010 12:08 PM CST
Westboro Church to Protest at Elizabeth Edwards' Funeral
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. hold up protest signs at a demonstration during graduation ceremonies with Barack Obama at Notre Dame, May 17, 2009.   (AP Photo/Eric Y. Exit)

America’s least-favorite protest group is at it again. The Westboro Baptist Church will picket the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards, it announced today on its website, the charmingly named godhatesfags.com. The church didn’t elaborate on Edwards' specific transgression, but given that its ultraconservative congregation usually gets its jollies protesting the funerals of dead soldiers, it probably didn’t need much of a reason.

The church handling Edwards’ funeral tells the Washington Post that it’s aware of the planned protest, and that its staff is currently meeting to decide how to handle the situation. (More Westboro Baptist Church stories.)

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