Gods Hates Fags church pickets funeral of Vice President Joe Biden’s son

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The Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funeral of Beau Biden – the son of US Vice President Joe Biden.

The anti-gay hate group, who are notorious for their aggressive homophobia and ‘God Hates Fags’ slogans, routinely picket funerals, weddings, pop concerts and other events.

This week the group picketed the funeral of Beau Biden in Delaware.

Mr Biden previously served as Attorney General of Delaware, and like his father was a staunch defender of LGBT rights, worked to successfully introduce non-discrimination laws in the state in 2013.

A small group of protesters from the anti-gay church picketed outside Wilmington’s St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church – while over a hundred counter-protesters stood silently in support of the Biden family.

President Barack Obama delivered an emotional eulogy at the funeral.

Posting a Vine, the hate group wrote: “Picketing funeral of God-cursed fag enabler #BeauBiden. Ppl tried to block our Bible signs & one threw hot coffee!”

One man was arrested for throwing coffee over the hate group.

Announcing the picket, the group had said: “Lord willing, WBC will zealously warn Joe Biden and the others at that time/place that God has clear standards, that He requires obedience, and that He curses those who refuse to obey, especially those who interfere with His people in their worship of and service to Him,” the website said. “Our faithful warning: Repent or likewise perish!”

Joe Biden famously forced Barack Obama’s hand on same-sex marriage – by backing it himself in May 2012, while Obama was still officially ‘evolving’ on the issue.

A book last year claimed that “chaos erupted inside the West Wing” after news of Biden’s comments to the media – and within days Obama had also come out in favour of same-sex marriage.