Disgusting. The Westboro folks are a sideshow, of course, but…

Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church will be dispatching members of its congregation to protest the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards this Saturday, CNN reports.

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In a promotional flier for the upcoming protest, the church references John and Elizabeth Edwards’s son Wade, who died in a car crash in 1996:

“When they 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.”

The church goes on to claim that she is now a “resident of hell, where her rebellion and rage will take full flower.”

The Phelps family is white trash, but we knew that.

[h/t Bruce van Wyngarden]