Westboro Baptists to picket funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, July 11, 2011 20:57 EDT
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The Westboro Baptists Church has announced plans to picket the funeral services in California and Michigan for former First Lady Betty Ford.

The Westboro Baptist Church has gained infamy for picketing the funerals of military families with offensive signs such as “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God Hates America.”

The church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality.

Ford died Friday evening at the age of 93. Her husband, former President Gerald R. Ford, passed away in 2006.

The Westboro Baptist Church condemned Ford for divorcing her first husband, claiming that she “lived in adultery for 58 years.” The church also said she “urged all the women of this doomed foul nation to engage in extra-marital sex.”

Ford openly talked about woman’s health issues and her addiction to prescription drugs.

They also lashed out at American reporters for loving “to find someone to talk about sin” and giving her a national platform to push “whoredom and baby-murder.”

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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