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Published:December 11th, 2010 12:57 EST
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Westboro Baptist Church Goons To Protest At Funeral Of Elizabeth Edwards

By Robert Paul Reyes

Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. John Edwards is universally reviled for his hypocrisy, smarmy character, and for cheating on his wife, but Elizabeth is respected by the media and the American public. We hold her is high esteem because of her courageous fight against breast cancer, and the graceful way she dealt with her husband`s betrayal.

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Elizabeth endured many heartaches in her life, including the death of her son when he was only 17; it`s sad that even in her death controversy swirls around her. The Westboro Baptist Church is planning to hold a protest at her funeral, presumably for her support of same-sex marriage. This Baptist cult is known for using hurtful signs to picket funerals of American soldiers, but they will picket the funeral of any famous person in a bid for publicity. The evil cult is vehemently opposed to equal rights for gays and lesbians, and they condemn anyone whom they consider to be gay-friendly.

Some folks are organizing a counter-protest to Westboro Baptist Church`s hateful actions at Edward`s funeral.

I hope that the press will ignore the shenanigans of the cult, they shouldn`t give them any free publicity. Edward`s funeral is a time to remember and celebrate the courage and dignity of this great woman, it`s not the time to focus on side show freaks.

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