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Westboro Baptist Church Threatens To Picket Powell Boys' Funeral As Anti-Gay Protest

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This undated photo provided by Chuck and Judy Cox shows Braden, left, and Charlie Powell. (AP Photo/Courtesy Chuck and Judy Cox)
This undated photo provided by Chuck and Judy Cox shows Braden, left, and Charlie Powell. (AP Photo/Courtesy Chuck and Judy Cox)

A notoriously anti-gay church is threatening to picket Saturday's funeral for Charlie and Braden Powell and Occupy Seattle promises a counterprotest.

Margie Phelps, daughter of the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church's founder, tweeted Wednesday night that the church will attend the boys' memorial service. The protest is to "remind" Gov. Chris Gregoire "they died because of her rebellion," a reference to her support of same-sex marriages.

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