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.
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?