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Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Elizabeth Edwards Funeral

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[TPM SLIDESHOW: Elizabeth Edwards 1949-2010]

"They coveted things that were not theirs  - and presumptuously thought they could control God," the Westboro Baptists said in a news release. The church also said Edwards "meddled in matters of the womb," an apparent reference to fertility treatments she reportedly received to conceive her two youngest children. The WBC also apparently took issue with Elizabeth Edwards' books and her struggles with her own faith after the death of her 16-year-old son, Wade, and her own cancer diagnosis.

The fringe church is monitored by anti-hate groups like the Anti-Defamation league and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

(Ed. note: this story has been updated. H/T CNN)