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Westboro Baptist Church Says It Will Picket Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral

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"Westboro Baptist Church Says It Will Picket Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral"

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Members of the hate-filled Westboro Baptist Church announced today that they will picket outside Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral this weekend. The Westboro Church is well known for holding publicity-seeking anti-gay stunts at funerals, particularly at those of U.S. soldiers. The church’s website doesn’t state why its members chose Edwards’ funeral, but claims she allegedly “spent her life in defiance and disobedience to God” and spews other invectives towards her. Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case considering whether the church had the right to protest U.S. servicemembers’ funerals. During the hearing, Justice Stephen Breyer called the group’s tactics “very obnoxious” while Justice Antonin Scalia called their picket signs “nasty.”

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