Baptists to protest at Edwards funeral

December 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

 A church that pickets funerals to protest what it calls American immorality says its members will be picketing the service this Saturday for Elizabeth Edwards, who died of breast cancer on Tuesday.

Based in Topeka, Kan., the Westboro Baptist Church said it would be outside the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C., during the funeral for the former wife of one-time vice presidential candidate John Edwards.

Westboro members, led by the Rev. Fred Phelps, have also picketed military funerals to make their point that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for Americans’ immorality, including tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.

Signs held by children, like “Thank God for Dead Soldiers”, have been raised at military funerals, and the church announced its latest action with a press release titled “God hates Elizabeth Edwards.” 


The 2 photos above and the 2 at the top were taken during funerals…for American soldiers.  While their family was spending a couple of hours laying their child or their parent to rest, these people stood nearby with mocking them.

Good ole Kansas.  These people make the book-burning Baptists in Florida look like reasonable people.


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