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Westboro Baptist Church says they will protest Edwards funeral

FORT WAYNE, IN (CNN) - As mourners gather for Elizabeth Edwards' funeral this weekend, they will be joined by another group.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church say they will be there, too, in protest.

The church is well-known for showing up at the funerals of United States military members, and claiming troops are dying as a punishment for homosexuality in America.

According to a flyer, the group blames Edwards for dying while some of her children are minors, and for the death of her son, Wade, in a car crash back in 1996.

Edwards, who was an author and advocate on her own, was the estranged wife of former presidential candidate and North Carolina senator John Edwards.

She died at her home on Tuesday, after a long battle with breast cancer.

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