Skip to comments.Elizabeth Edwards' funeral draws Westboro Baptist Church protest
Posted on 12/10/2010 1:01:45 AM PST by South40
Wednesday the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to protest the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards. Edwards, the estranged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with cancer.
The Westboro Baptist Church sent out a press release condemning Edwards and her family, and announcing the group's plan to protest her funeral at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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If I posted what I am thinking I would be banned, every time these a-holes are mentioned, my christian upbringing is sorely tested
There are some people with no decency.
Can’t they let the dead rest in peace?
Based on a FR request from a week or so ago, I’ve restrained myself from giving an opinion on her. After her funeral, maybe I’ll speak up a bit.
I’ve seen this pathetic group protest at a soldier’s funeral, and they disgust me beyond words. They are clearly not Christian, and they give the impression of being one of the sickest, most inbred families I’ve seen. Worse, it looks to me like their protests are a carnival to them. Give a strange enough freak show, and someone will applaud. I think these protests are a money generator to them, where those people whose lives are centered around hating gays instead of around loving God send money to fund the WBB “Church’s” work.
Those rumors that you can hire an assassin for only a couple hundred bucks must be greatly exaggerated.
Where do they get the mney to travel around and do this?
And why protest her funeral? Because her husband is gay?
Verbal harassment and stalking are forms of freedom of speech according to half a century or more of liberal judges.
She was an advocate for both ‘gay rights’ and abortion. That, and the fact that the media will be there en masse is enough to get these cretins out of their hole.
Liberal judges say you’re entitled to violate a funeral because some nut should be allowed to make a nuisance of himself.
There you have it.
Try calling a gay man 'faggot' and see if the same applies.
P u b l i c i t y W h o r e s
Where are the union thugs when you might really want them?
Wonder how the anti military left thinks about these vermin now that the shoe is on their foot?
For $200 you usually get a F.B.I. agent posing as a hitter.
The community needs to band around the family and take up public space so these jerks can’t get near the Edwards family, using large banners or flags if needed. This has been successful twice recently in Missouri.
A left-wing “church” I could not care less about protests a funeral I could not care less about.
"This witch spent her life in defiance and disobedience to God, and blasphemed Him with her dying breath. She received multiple warnings and opportunties to repent. After God smacked her by killing her son, she thought she'd show Him, pumping herself full of hormones to have more kids. God gave her two more children, and she despised them like she did the first two, raising them to believe God is a liar."
It's a change of pace for them not to mention gays.
Anyone ever figure out how these morons ravel all over the country? Who pays for all this? Where’s the money come from?
The Supreme Court ruling on this case (expected in the spring) can’t come soon enough. In my opinion, the outdoor area of a funeral should be treated as a church, a building, that can’t be entered by just anyone during a funeral. Stop these wackos.
An excellent question. This bunch is a prime example of psychotics claiming to be a Christian theology. Their “morality” is self appointed and justified by cherry picking biblical passages to hide behind while ignoring Christ's message. They are as scary as the jihadists, and possibly more dangerous.
Christ, and only Christ will change swords into plow shares...only at his return.
Luk 7:2 And a certain centurion's bondman who was dear to him was ill and about to die;
Luk 7:3 and having heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, begging him that he might come and save his bondman.
Luk 7:4 But they, being come to Jesus, besought him diligently, saying, He is worthy to whom thou shouldest grant this,
Luk 7:5 for he loves our nation, and himself has built the synagogue for us.
Luk 7:6 And Jesus went with them. But already, when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent to him friends, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof.
Luk 7:7 Wherefore neither did I count myself worthy to come to thee. But say by a word and my servant shall be healed.
Luk 7:8 For *I* also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one , Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bondman, Do this, and he does it .
Luk 7:9 And Jesus hearing this wondered at him, and turning to the crowd following him said, I say to you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith.
Yesterday, there was a post the the Patriot Riders will be there to give cover. No family deserves this. If God Forbid, it was my family member, I would be in Jail and a few of them would be in the hospital.
God bless the Patriot Riders.
Great “cause” for a flash mob. And that should be happening every time these people show up. Were they to show up in my area, I’d attend the “mob meeting.” Not to necessarily hurt them, but enough people could scare the hell out of them.
Ping me to that, would you?
I’ve seen some commentary from a conservative on another forum. While I don’t agree with anything Phelps is doing here, what she has done is worth re-hashing and summarizing for those who may not be aware. More Dem legacy.
The "church" members and their children are isolated as far as possible from the decease's family. Out of sight and out of hearing if possible. The local sheriff is ask to help in this regard.
Never, never are the members or the young children with them are to be touched in any way.
Groups like the Patriot Riders seem to help contain these people.
There appear to be ways that are planned in advance that keep them away from the grieving family and other mourners.
These plans are not in writing, but the information is passed around.
OBGYN doctors should have protested instead given how she joined her husband as shyster lawyers using fraudulent “science” to win tens of millions in lawsuits and drive innocent OBGYNs out of business. Elizabeth Edwards was a despicable human being well before she became lionized as a wife and then cancer victim.
If this bunch hollers and makes a lot of noise during these “demonstrations” at funerals, one would think that a charge of disturbing the peace would be in order. That used to be valid.
I was wondering about Elizabeth Edwards when she got such an aggressive form of Breast Cancer. I have heard that there is a link between Breast Cancer and the abortion of a first pregnancy. It would be very sad if E. E. did not turn to God before she died.
I wonder if John will be suing her doctors for malpractice?
Some think it was the aggressive hormone treatments during her IVF pregnancies.
You know for a fact that Elizabeth Edwards had an abortion or are you assuming anyone with breast cancer had one?
Naa - just the way she seemed more interested in her pushing her husband’s career at any cost to her family. The way they both manipulated everyone by their big ‘announcement’ that he would continue his (futile) run for the big prize...it was a stunt and she let him use her that way.
(I'm not yelling at you, liz, or South40. But when? Oh, when? We know who has to be behind it!!!)
Your guess is as good as mine—maybe better.
The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church - monitored by anti-hate groups such as the Anti-Defamation league and the Southern Poverty Law Center - is known for its extremism——opposes homosexuals, Jews and other groups, and the war in Iraq.
Consider how their love for Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink died when they went after Obama and San Fran Nan...
I have to agree with you in principle, montag813. After reading The Politician and Game Change with first hand accounts by many who knew both John and Elizabeth, it
is impossible not to come away with disdain and lack of respect for this “charmless” woman, as one Freeper put it.
She was ruthless and obsessed with power and though the marriage was loveless, she sought to launch “Two America” Johnnie into power at all costs to her family.
I wouldn’t wish cancer on anyone. But the agony of
living with an unfaithful spouse was something she probably contributed to. She married the rat. And from personal experience, once a cheater, always a cheater.
According to accounts from residents in their neighborhood, they were a most unfriendly and unlikable twosome.
John was often seen jogging and he never returned waves from passers by.
She was supposed to be a grudge holder and very vindictive against anyone(former friends included) who betrayed them. See: Andrew Young.
Those who were unlucky enough to come face to face with her anger and words of scorn were undoubtedly confounded by the unending praise and media gushing about her wonderful personality, generosity and loving nature which helped her cope through it all.
Upcoming Oprah two parter: “Elizabeth Edwards:Courage in the Face of Adversity”.
The way she lived her life represents less nobility and victimhood and more spiritual bankruptcy, if truth be told.
No doubt she was a good mother in many ways.
Hopefully, she found Christ before she died and was able to make restitution in her heart.
Oh, and to choose to hold the hand of your lying, cheating
scumbag of a former spouse on your deathbed? It’d make more sense to go out in the presence of your accountant, mailman or plumber.
They are not Baptists, nor are they Christians.
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