TUCSON, AZ - The controversial Westboro Baptist Church says it plans to picket the funerals of six people killed in a Tucson shooting over the weekend.
A flier posted on its website reads, “THANK GOD FOR THE SHOOTER-6 DEAD! WBC WILL PICKET THEIR FUNERALS!”
Authorities say six people were killed and 14 were wounded Saturday morning at a public event held by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in front of a Safeway store.
The suspect 22-year-old Jared Loughner is accused of firing shots at people attending the event and is now held in federal custody without bail.
The WBC flier claims the shooting is God’s way of getting back at the political action taken against the church: "Congress passed three laws against WBC. So, God sent the shooter to shoot you!"
The church based in Topeka, Kansas, known for its extreme stances on various issues, picketed the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards in December.
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