The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), the anti-gay Christian organisation, has voiced the opinion that John Edwards is “cursed” by God.
Edwards, the former Senator for North Carolina, has been part of the campaign to end the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding LGBT members of the armed forces.
The WBC claimed on Saturday 16th that Edwards is a “fag enabler”, who attacked the WBC for “preaching God’s holy truth about fags.”
The church also said that Edward’s ex-wife, Elizabeth, is a “fornicator-enabler”, due to her work as a lawyer, and a “blasphemer”.
Edwards recently admitted to having an affair with an employee, resulting in divorce for the couple.
Mrs Edwards has recently been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.
The WBC regularly picket the funerals of U.S. soldiers, asserting that their deaths are punishment from God for existence of gays and lesbians in America.
The church vowed to use the Edwards’ lives as an example of the beliefs of the WBC, saying of them:
“You will stand alone – naked and alone – for your Final Judgment, before that holy God in whose face you regularly spit.
“Meanwhile, WBC will picket your funerals, which, especially in the case of Elizabeth, if she is telling the truth about her breast cancer, might not be too far off.”