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Hate church to protest Elizabeth Taylor's funeral

The controversial Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), fresh from a Supreme Court ruling which allows them to continue picketing military funerals, is preparing to protest the funeral of legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor. 

Margie Phelps, the daughter of Rev. Fred Phelps, made the announcement Wednesday afternoon via Twitter. Phelps called Taylor a gay "enabler" and an AIDS activist.

Always looking for attention - even negative - Westboro Baptist Church capitalizes on tragic events in an effort to share their hateful message. 

The Topeka-based church gained national attention when they protested at the funeral of Matthew Shephard with signs that read "No Fags in Heaven" and "God Hates Fags."

Westboro Baptist Church, is not affiliated with a larger denomination and is made up mostly of the 71-year-old Fred Phelps' extended family. WBC is monitored by the Anti-Defamation League and is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Earlier this month Nate Phelps, the son of Fred Phelps, spoke about the years of abuse he suffered at Westboro Baptist Church.

"I think that he's a sociopath," Nate Phelps reportedly said of his father. "I think that he fits that based on his inability to empathize with others, his calculated cruelty, and by laughing at the harm he causes. I've seen that growing up with him."

Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 79, is being remembered by friends as an amazing philanthropist who continued to be an active and very visible spokeswoman for the fight to find a cure for AIDS.
What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at Drop in and let me know what you think!
Posted by dregstudios on Wed, 3/23/2011 3:44 PM
They won't come. They said they were going to protest other funerals just to say but never came. Elizabeth Edwards for example and trust me, here in L.A, we were ready but they never came lol
Posted by Jose Salazar on Wed, 3/23/2011 4:32 PM
This so called church needs to be euthanized period. They never preach good things. I just know that they all are going to HELL in the end game and I am ok with this.
Posted by Adam Avey on Wed, 3/23/2011 4:42 PM
Nuke um . . .
Posted by ChicCoyote on Wed, 3/23/2011 5:07 PM
why can't people rip nowadays! this is so fucked up!! i bet this phelps family is all gay and thats why they protest. fucken assholes....i hope someone blowsup their church with them in it!!! i don't say stuff like that but this is soooo wrong!!! let her RIP she only died a couple hours ago.
Posted by PAPAS327 on Wed, 3/23/2011 6:11 PM
...exactly what Adam wrote...
...hopefully what Jose wrote...
Posted by Guytano995 on Wed, 3/23/2011 6:21 PM
i hope someone blows them up!!! assholes.:::dislike::
Posted by Angelica Cha Sandoval on Wed, 3/23/2011 7:13 PM
Perhaps several thousand folks could go to Topeka and "protest" outside *their* homes, businesses, and church...24 hours a day for...say...the next six months... Just keep rotating the people until the Phelps Family (tm) go to their own private corner of Hel's Realm...
Posted by Kief on Wed, 3/23/2011 9:37 PM
Phelps has created a wonderful group who push more people away from organized religion than any other. They reflect the evil, discrimination, condemnation and crucifixion, that other Christians, hopefully don't want to see in themselves. They've been an asset to the GLBT community in that sense. Elizabeth Taylor was a beautiful person, who united rather than devided ... no group of bad eggs can ruin that!
Posted by GaybyGod on Fri, 3/25/2011 10:43 AM
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