Westboro Baptist Church Losers Threaten Elizabeth Taylor Funeral Boycott

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The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. These people need lives.

As it has in the past with Elizabeth Edwards, Heath Ledger, Natasha Richardson and countless fallen U.S. soldiers, the small Kansas church is directing its rhetoric at Hollywood in threatening to protest at Elizabeth Taylor's funeral.

Aren't church groups supposed to be compassionate? Just asking.

Liz Taylor

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011).

"No RIP Elizabeth Taylor who spent her life in adultery and enabling proud f**s. They cuss her in hell today. #Westboro will picket funeral!" tweeted Margie Phelps.

She's the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, who has called for such protests, recently upheld by the Supreme Court (if not human decency).

Elizabeth Taylor passed away yesterday at 79 after being ill for some time. She was a tireless advocate for AIDS awareness and revered by the gay community.

Not surprisingly, that community is livid over Westboro's threats.

"Fred Phelps and his vitriolic anti-gay followers are trying to exploit their 'faith' by spreading messages of hate at a time when Americans are grieving the loss of an extraordinary woman, actress and advocate," GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios said.

"Overwhelmingly, communities of faith are starting to embrace lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender congregants and sending messages of equality for all."

"GLAAD is urging media to share Elizabeth Taylor's legacy with stories of hope and acceptance, and which highlight her life's work to create a world in which everyone is respected and valued for who they are."

That's a message we can all get behind, don't you think?


I thought the Christian religion taught acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness. What a joke - no wonder people are turning away from the church. Westboro Baptist Church stay away from Elizabeth Taylor's funeral - let this beautiful lady have the dignified funeral she deserves.


This church sounds more and more like a cult....no wonder so many are turning from the church.....bc of idiots like this!!


It's scum like the "people' at Westboro Baptist Church that are turning away so many young people from organized religion. Their disgusting behavior at other funerals, too, shows their ignorance and un-Christian beliefs!


Im not Christian or a gay enthusiast- picketing at a funeral is just ridiculous. They are just using the media coverage of her death to piggyback their extreme and clearly illogical viewpoints.

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