[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/12/10/westboro.jpg caption="Timothy Phelps, a member of the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas, stands with banners in front of the US Supreme Court on October 6, 2010 in Washington,DC."]
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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church announced Thursday plans to picket Saturday's funeral for Elizabeth Edwards in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Kansas-based Church – monitored by anti-hate groups such as the Anti-Defamation league and the Southern Poverty Law Center – is known for its extremist opposition to homosexuals, Jews and other groups.
The church members also oppose the War in Iraq.
According to the church's website, members will hold a protest from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Edwards, the estranged wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with breast cancer.
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