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Westboro Baptist Church Protesting Elizabeth Edwards Funeral

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards on Saturday. Per reports from CNN, the Kansas based church claim that the late estranged wife of John Edwards is now a "resident of Hell, where her rebellion and rage will take full flower." Westboro Church has printed and distributed a flier which states: "When they [the Edwards'] were visited from the Most High God with the death of their 16-year-old son, they did not humble themselves before His Mighty hand. They reared up in rage, decided they would show God who is boss, and meddled in matters of the womb, resulting in 2 more children - now motherless."

Edwards passed away earlier this week at the age of 61 following a 6 year battle with terminal cancer. Edwards was a lead advocate for health care reform, a writer, and public figure. Edwards inspired hope to those battling the deadly disease while managing motherhood and other aspects of life and was considered an "inspiration" to those who knew her.

Edwards will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. Edwards' memorial service will be held in the same church as her late son, Wade. Edwards will be buried at the Oakwood Cemetery beside her son.

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