Anti-Gay Baptist Hate Group to Protest at Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral

December 9, 2010

(ChattahBox US News)– An odious homophobic hate group masquerading as a Baptist church is planning to picket the funeral of the recently deceased Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards. The Westboro Baptist Church known for its anti-gay protests at the funerals of our fallen soldiers, announced on its website, God Hates Fags, that the deranged group led by Fred Phelps is targeting Elizabeth Edwards, because of the content in her books and her attempts to “control God.”

Talking Points Memo reports on the bizarre statement released by the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church:

‘”They coveted things that were not theirs – and presumptuously thought they could control God,” the Westboro Baptists said in a news release. The church also said Edwards “meddled in matters of the womb,” an apparent reference to fertility treatments she reportedly received to conceive her two youngest children. The WBC also apparently took issue with Elizabeth Edwards’ books and her struggles with her own faith after the death of her 16-year-old son, Wade, and her own cancer diagnosis.”

Since it was learned that Fred Phelps’ group of haters planned to interfere with Elizabeth Edwards’ services, a Facebook page has cropped up, called “Protect Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral from Westboro clan.”

The Facebook page was created by North Carolina resident Ben Requena. He’s organizing a counter demonstration of a “human buffer between Elizabeth Edwards and the Westboro church.”

Requena is asking the media to not provide coverage of the Westboro protesters.

“We respectfully request that the media keep cameras and microphones off of the WBC group and report on the funeral and the outpouring of the community’s support,” writes Requena on the Facebook page.

The Westboro protesters crave media attention. Last year the group picketed outide of the school attended by President Obama’s daughters, holding anti-Obama and anti-gay signs


Comments

6 Responses to “Anti-Gay Baptist Hate Group to Protest at Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral”

  1. Lisa on December 10th, 2010 10:17 am

    Jesus would NOT do this. Jesus embraced the people and ALL sinners with love and a sad heart…not with hatred. YOU are trying to CONTROL GOD by judgement and the hate in your own hearts which is a terrible SIN. This is not what Christianity is or does. I am extremely apaulled by this terrible behavior of people calling themselves Christians!!!

  2. Lisa on December 10th, 2010 10:20 am

    I am a Christian with Jesus in my heart and love for ALL people. This hate behavior will only take YOU to hell. As the Bible says “look at the log in your own eye”…..if you can say that you live and walk without sin, you are a liar. Sinful hearts are NOT what God wants for us. His word says “love one another”.

  3. Rita on December 10th, 2010 11:43 am

    This is so disgusting.

  4. bonnie seidelman on December 10th, 2010 12:06 pm

    i PRAY TO gOD THAT YOU ARE NOT sOUTHERN bAPTIST. i AM AND IN NOWHERE IN MY BIBLE DOES IT PREACH SUCH HATE SHAME ON YOU. YOU WILL ANSWER TO GOD ON THIS BEHAVIOR.I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR CHURCH.

  5. Herma on December 10th, 2010 12:38 pm

    Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ said “The wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23.
    Only Almighty God can make the final judgement of this Lady now. She has paid the ultimate price that all humans face and she suffered terribly before that.
    Leave her alone!

  6. James Russell on December 11th, 2010 10:16 pm

    God hates all sin and sinners and Jesus did say that we are to judge matters. When Jesus was speaking about not judging he was speaking to a Hypocrite, so don’t take Jesus out of context that we should never judge anyone or anything and just love everybody unconditionally. I’m not saying that church is correct in its methods for their message is strong, but we must remember that even Jesus was bold to cry out against corruption. A lot of what Westboro Church says is true about God despising homosexuals, sin, hypocrisy, liars, thieves, murderers, etc. People may dislike their targets and delivery of the message, but what they say is often true if you read the Bible you will see for yourself. Prophets decrying sins have always been hated and they that hated the Prophets in turn stood against God. Be careful that when you condemn Westborro you do not condemn God for He may be using them to awaken us all.

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