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Westboro to Picket Taylor Funeral?

Westboro to Picket Taylor Funeral?


The antigay Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket the funeral of actress, AIDS activist, and LGBT icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at the age of 79.

E! Online reports on the Westboro announcement, which could prove to be an empty threat, if the past offers any indication. Despite promises to picket the funerals of Heath Ledger and Natasha Richardson, the Kansas-based group failed to appear.

Maggie Phelps, daughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder and pastor Fred Phelps, tweeted, "No RIP Elizabeth Taylor who spent her life in adultery and enabling proud f-gs. They cuss her in hell today. #Westboro will picket funeral!"

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Westboro's pickets at the funerals of American soldiers are protected by the First Amendment. The church says the deaths represent divine retribution for the country's tolerance of LGBT people.

According to E! Online, it remains unclear where Taylor will be laid to rest.

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