Anti-Gay Group Plans to Picket Elizabeth Taylor’s Funeral

Controversial church tweets about its plans to disrupt the newly departed movie legend’s memorial service

Elizabeth Taylor won't be resting in peace, if the Westboro Baptist Church has anything to say about it.

The fiercely anti-gay WBC — which has generated controversy by protesting at funerals of service members — announced its intentions to picket Taylor's memorial service on Wednesday.

While the group didn't say exactly why they planned to disrupt the funeral of the actress, who passed away at 79 on Wednesday, it's a safe bet that Taylor's activism for AIDS patients has something to do with it. Margie Phelps, daughter of WBC leader Fred Phelps, tweeted about the planned picket on Wednesday, referring to Taylor as a "serial-adulterous f– hag."

Taylor became a prominent AIDS activist in her later years, co-founding the American Foundation for AIDS Research.