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24 January 2008 @ 04:11 pm
Why am I even surprised?  
I'm sure you've all heard of the Westboro Baptist Church and how they picket funerals, fundie wackos that they are.

So of course they'd find Heath Ledger's funeral a wonderful opportunity to spread news of God's hate and vengeance. I don't know why I was surprised to hear about this, I already know these people have no sense of shame or normal restraint on their behavior.

Herald Sun article


A US church says actor Heath Ledger is in hell because he played a gay cowboy in one of his films, and has vowed to picket his funeral.

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), a Kansas-based congregation known for its demonstrations outside funerals for US soldiers killed in Iraq, said the Perth-born Australian actor who died yesterday was “now in hell”.

“WBC will picket this pervert’s funeral in religious protest,” the group said in a statement on its website.

“God hates the sordid, tacky bucket of slime seasoned with vomit known as Brokeback Mountain – and He hates all persons having anything to whatsoever to do with it.

“Heath Ledger is now in hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there.”

I hope God is saving a spot in hell for people who picket funerals and cause more grief to those who are already suffering the loss of a loved one.
litlebananalitlebanana on January 25th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Something I will never forget from high school is how one of our most beloved teachers died during senior year and this guy (who was actually a good friend of mine) sent out an email to everyone saying that this teacher was now in hell because he was Jewish.

We eventually forgave this friend for saying this, but then in college, he shunned (and lectured to) all of us when he joined a more radical Christian society. After college, he came out of the closet as being gay.
Tapatitapati on January 25th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Wow, what an evolution...and is he one of those self hating fundie gays or did he gravitate to a more liberal theology?
litlebananalitlebanana on January 25th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Oh no, when he was in his Christian phase, he was never liberal. When he made his new Christian friends sophomore year of college, he took each of us aside to lecture us on our debaucherous lifestyle (alcohol at parties, sex before marriage, etc) then never spoke to us again. Now he's in a long term relationship with another guy.
Life Is Change, Princessdangerpudding on January 25th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
While I probably wouldn't do it in that case, we have a stack of signs to picket-the-picketers in the garage, made just for the Westboro folks. (All based around God Hates Shrimp)
Tapatitapati on January 25th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
I'd love to picket some of their funerals!
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on January 25th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
I want to picket their funeral! :D
Wendynothingtoyou on January 25th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
I hadn't herad of godhatesshrimp. What a great idea for site! I've seen a couple of documentaries about the Westboro people. They cama across as full of hate but also somehow damaged and so very controlled by the father.
Tapatitapati on January 25th, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, in a way it's sad. Fundies hurt themselves the most in the end.
thtreladythtrelady on January 25th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
The good news is that they are going to have to spend a ridiculous amount of money in order to do so as his funeral is in Australia.

Goodness I wish/hope I can be a fly on the wall when Phelps gets personally punted to Hell by an assortment of angels.
Tapatitapati on January 25th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
What a great--and amusing--visual image!
Angiextremeroswellia on January 29th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah these people are buckets of crazy. Ugh.