Westboro picketers outnumbered at Elizabeth Edwards funeral

In a 2007 interview, Elizabeth Edwards (pictured) described herself as “completely comfortable with gay marriage,” so the hate group from Westboro Baptist Church picketed her funeral. But the haters were overwhelmed by a “human buffer” of people who quietly stood in the rain singing Christmas carols and carrying signs reading “God loves Elizabeth Edwards” or simply “Grace” and “Hope.” The tiny church is notorious for its homophobic protests outside funerals for those who served in the military. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last month in a lawsuit filed by the father of a dead Marine who sued the church over its protest at his son’s funeral. A ruling is expected next year.

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