Elizabeth Edwards' Saturday funeral
will be protested by the Westboro Baptist Church, which coined the
phrase “God hates fags.”
“God hates Elizabeth Edwards!” the
church said in a statement announcing their protest.
“Elizabeth is now a resident of hell,
where her rebellion and rage will take full flower. She rejoins the
dead child who beat her there, and has seen the face of her grievous
misconduct in neglecting her non-delegable duty to him.”
“RUN AWAY from all that she was, said
& did; it is UNCLEAN!” the group added.
Edwards, who died Tuesday at he age of
61 after losing a protracted battle with breast cancer, will be laid
to rest in Raleigh, North Carolina, next to her son, Wade, who died
at the age of 16.
While working to support her
then-husband John Edwards' 2008 presidential bid, Elizabeth broke
with John to support gay marriage. John supported recognizing gay
and lesbian couples with civil unions.
“I don't know why somebody else's
marriage has anything to do with me,” she told reporters. “I'm
completely comfortable with gay marriage.”