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Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Picket at the University of Alabama

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UNDATED (WZDX) - The Westboro Baptist Church has plans to picket at the University of Alabama this month.

An announcement on the church's website states that the group will picket May 18 "to remind them of the wrath of God that visited them two years ago, wherein they did not have finals, and their graduation exercises were canceled."

Six UA students died when an EF-4 tornado touched down in Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. Finals were canceled and commencement ceremonies were pushed back three months as a result of the tornado.

Members of the Topeka, Kan.-based church rally frequently at soldier funerals and other tragedies, believing that they are God's punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality.

The group also announced other picket lines at Graceland in Memphis, the University of Mississippi, and at Atlanta's Morehouse College, where President Obama is scheduled to deliver a commencement address May 19.

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