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Westboro church plans to picket Edwards' funeral
|Last Edited||RP Dec 09, 2010 10:03am|
|News Date||Thursday, December 9, 2010 02:25:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A Kansas church famous for its anti-homosexual protests at funerals plans to protest at the Saturday funeral of Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. |
The Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest for 45 minutes before the funeral set for 1 p.m. at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in downtown Raleigh, according to the church's website.
The Westboro church website throws invective at Edwards but gives no specific reason why they chose to protest her funeral.
The Topeka, Kansas, church is well known for holding anti-homosexual protests at funerals, often at those of soldiers. The church, which is not affiliated with any larger Baptist group, is led by Fred Phelps and mostly attended by his family members.