Westboro Baptist Church reportedly plans to picket Maya Angelou’s funeral

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The Westboro Baptist Church, a religious organization known for their controversial views, planned to picket Maya Angelou’s funeral.

According to a report by WGHP in North Carolina, the church took to Twitter asking for information on Angelou’s funeral.

Angelou passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in her North Carolina home, according to her literary agent. She was 86. She is known for her writing, was a professor, singer, and dancer as well.

WGHP reported that the church often pickets events such as military funerals, gay-pride gatherings, and political assemblies.

According to ABC News, Angelou’s family planned to hold a private service Saturday, June 7 in North Carolina.


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