(CNN) - Members of the Westboro Baptist Church announced Thursday plans to picket Saturday's funeral for Elizabeth Edwards in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Kansas-based Church - monitored by anti-hate groups such as the Anti-Defamation league and the Southern Poverty Law Center - is known for its extremist opposition to homosexuals, Jews and other groups.
The church members also oppose the War in Iraq.
According to the church's website, members will hold a protest from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Edwards, the estranged wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with breast cancer.
Westboro church has the nerve to call themselves, Christians. We should all prayer for them, for they know not what harm they do.
As a Christian I am appalled and angered by this groups activities. Under no circumstance is this a Christian act nor Biblical in any way. These people are using religion as a way to push hate and are not a mirror of what Christians are called to do and be. My condolences the the Edwards family.
How disrespectful is that going to be! I understand freedom of speech but come on this lady is being laid to rest...her entire family and friends are mourning and your going to protest so you can be on the news!
Why in Heaven's name would this group protest/picket, this is sick, who do these people think they are!?!? My sympathies go out to the Edward's family, may she rest in peace and they find so solace in the fact that Elizabeth was a strong and brave woman.
These people have no shame.
Thanks to organized religion and to their fanatic followers we have killed and injured millions of people through out the world. And now, the hate and the killing promoted by these religious lunatics continues.
By now it should be obvious to most intelligent people that the world would be far better of without these mindless religious fanatics of any kind.
These people need to crawl back under the rock from whence they came. I am so tempted to drive up there to distract them. I'm all for free speech, but I think just about everyone has had enough of these idiots.
How is this still legal? Seriously, why hasn't someone burned this church down? This is not what God stands for... in any religion.
What the hell are they protesting Elizabeth Edwards for?!?!?! Why don't those scumbags let the family mourn in peace.
So what's their beef with Elizabeth Edwards that they need to protest – most disrespsectfully – at her funeral?
I just lost a wonderful woman to a 2 year cancer battle. we had a life long love afair and were best friends. 30 days before her passing we lost our youngest son. So she had her trials. She was always up beat and cared about others. I can appreciate the loss of the Edwards Family. I don't understand the purpose of westboro church in picketing her funeral much less those of our fallen military. I guess that is what happens when you don't have a life or anything better to do. If there is nayway that I can be there to run interference against westboro, I will be there in respect for Mrs. Edwards in honoring my wife.
That "church" is just a bunch of weird loosers.
WBC is doing great at making themselves more and more unpopular.
Enough is enough! Law enforcement and congress need to restrain this hate group. Their church status should be revoked at the very least.
What are they protesting against??? or for??? Frankly? Was she part of that church??? I really don't understand why... Sometimes it will just be nice not to quote the name of the organization so they don't get the media coverage they are hoping for!
Let's see, a bunch of absolute weirdos that have a thirst for attention and were not receiving media coverage lately...
And there's no law preventing them to be that disrespectful?
Truely, these people have no souls or conscience.
Come on, What has Mrs. Edwards done to your chuch. This is a good women let her and her family have some peace in their time of sorrow.
Too bad we can't protest at Fred Phelps' funeral
Let's see if the Westboro idiots can appear even more stupid. Apparently they can.
My only joy in this is the knowledge that these "Christians" will one day have to meet their maker and answer for the grief they brought to grieving families. I wish I could be a fly on the wall for that conversation.
Those "Christians" will be shoveling coal in Hell.
These hate groups should be stopped!
So why are they picketing? Was she Jewish? Was she a homosexual? Was she fighitng in the war?
Get a life...
I mean really picketing at a funeral? What does this prove or do, besides showing what complete losers every member of that church is.
I hope they know they're going to Hell, right where they belong