So why are they protesting President Hinckley's funeral? Because he was "ambiguous" in statements about gays and "too accepting" of them. After all, Jesus was all about rejection, right? But because of who they are, they have an extra beef against the prophet, reports the Deseret Morning News:
A handful of members of the church, based in Topeka, Kan., plan to stage a quiet protest during the funeral, displaying picket signs criticizing the late LDS Church leader for being a "lying false prophet" and "leading millions of people astray," said Shirley Phelps-Roper, Westboro Baptist Church spokeswoman and daughter of Pastor Fred Phelps.While these folks have the right to do it, and I wouldn't take it away, I still find it distressing that many people would take this as a model of Christian behavior. And, of course, I find it terribly tactless to protest at a funeral.
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