Westboro Baptist Church Plans Protest at Obama's Grandmother's Funeral
Barack Obama's Grandmother, who died just before she got to see her grandson become the first black president of the United States, will have a private burial, said the family earlier in the week.
The location and date of the funeral will likely go undisclosed.
That doesn't seem to stop the geniuses over at the Westboro Baptist church, famous for protesting at soldier's funerals, who have announced they will try to protest at Obama's grandmother's funeral as well.
I won't post the link to it since the whole thing stinks, but here's a quote from their release:
WBC to picket the funeral of Madelyn
Payne Dunham, - pursuant to the
picketing laws of Hawaii or Kansas or,
etc., wherever burial occurs, - in
religious protest and warning to the
living; to wit: "Prepare to meet thy God."
From Obama's statement last Sunday:
In a statement released by the Obama campaign yesterday, Obama and Soetoro-Ng said: "It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.
Obama planned to stay in Chicago through the week, with a quiet weekend at home. He was still trying to work out funeral arrangements for his grandmother, who died Sunday. A trip to Hawaii for the small private memorial she requested was likely by the end of the year.
NowPublic's original story on her death from staffer Jarrett Martineau: