The Westboro Baptist church has plans to picket Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral. This is the same group that pickets the funerals of fallen United States service members and recently won a Supreme Court decision to continue their protests.
It is hard to think of anything more disrespectful than picketing a funeral to make a political point. An article titled “Elizabeth Taylor funeral to be protested by Westboro Baptist Church” by Edicio Martinez March 24, 2011 and posted on the CBS News website details the communication sent by Westboro indicating their intentions.
This organization seems to have no regard for the family members of soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice. Now this Kansas based group is trying to grab the ultimate headline by protesting at its highest profile funeral yet. Elizabeth Taylor's funeral was March 24, 2011 and no mention was made of Westboro being there.
Freedom of speech is a cornerstone of the Constitution, but respect for other is a cornerstone of human decency.