Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Picket Roger Ebert’s Funeral

Westboro Baptist Church Hates Ebert

With their charming slogan, “God Hates Fags”, and inappropriate protesting, the Westboro Baptist church has now decided to target Roger Ebert’s funeral.

Why pick on Ebert? Apparently the film critic tweeted a link to an article criticizing the organization shortly before his death. Or as the Westboro Baptist church puts it:

GOD HATES FAG ENABLER ROGER EBERT! LORD WILLING, WBC TO PICKET IN LAWFUL PROXIMITY TO THE FUNERAL OF FAG ENABLER ROGER EBERT AT “PREISTS RAPE BOYS” HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL.”

The statement continues, slightly more eloquently and significantly less caplock-y:

“American entertainment industry publicity leech Roger Ebert took to Twitterverse to mock the faithful servants of God at Westboro Baptist church, just days before he received the horrifying summons.”

Yes, out of the two of them, Roger Ebert is definitely the publicity leech…

The anti-gay, anti-Jewish, anti-Obama, anti-everything church is known for picketing funerals to protest homosexuality and also to trigger reactions, which they can then turn into court cases in order to win settlements.

Well, at least Roger Ebert is in good company. Other notable funerals the Westboro Baptist church has picketed include:

  • Steve Jobs
  • Michael Jackson
  • Victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting
  • Countless military funerals

Via: The Guardian

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