Westboro Baptist Will Picket Arizona Victims' Funerals

Fred Phelps has another disturbing video message
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2011 2:02 PM CST

(Newser) – Well, you had to see this coming, but that doesn’t make it any less disturbing: The Westboro Baptist Church will picket at the funerals of Saturday’s Tucson shooting victims. In a video posted on the church’s official website, Fred Phelps thanks God for “the violent shooter, one of your soldier heroes, in Tucson” and announces his plans to picket the funerals, “however many are dead.”

The rambling message, reposted on YouTube and picked up by websites including The Stir, goes on to call Gabrielle Giffords “an avid supporter of sin and baby-killing.” But Phelps pretty much has it in for everyone, including Sarah Palin for unposting her crosshairs. Watch it in the gallery, but be warned it includes offensive language.
(Read more Westboro Baptist Church stories.)

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