Yes, They Went There: Westboro Baptist Pickets Beau Biden’s Funeral

It has often been said that no parent should ever have to bury a child.

Yet Vice President Joe Biden had to do just that today, as he attended the funeral of his son Beau Biden, who died last week at the age of 46 from brain cancer. This was not the first time Biden has endured the grief of losing a child; in 1972 he lost his 1-year-old daughter and his wife in an automobile crash.

Biden coffin

No matter your political stance, you cannot help but be moved by this photo of a father in the depths of grief.

There were those, however, who relished the event of the funeral. Three members of the loathsome Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, were on hand at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware, to picket the event with their anti-gay signs and songs. WBC announced their plans to picket the Biden funeral on Friday, saying, “As for Beau Biden, his life was cut short by the will of God to whom all glory is given and he has an eternity of answering to the Lord for his own words, thoughts, actions and sins.”

WBC at Biden funeral. Click to enlarge. Credit:

One man was arrested for throwing coffee at the protestors. That action may not end with a slap on the wrist; the WBC is well-known for slapping lawsuits on people and communities.

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