Robin Williams’ funeral to be picketed by 'God Hates Fags' church
Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket the funeral of the late actor, saying he was a 'fag enabler'
Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket Robin Williams’ funeral for being a ‘fag enabler’.
The ‘God Hates Fags’ church has said it will hold signs at the memorial for the late actor, claiming he ‘decided to use his considerable talent to push filthy lifestyles, flagrant debauchery and hedonism.
WBC announced its plans on Twitter, using the hashtags #MustPicketFuneral and #PicketFuneral.
The 63-year-old actor died at his home in Northern California on Monday (11 August), and is believed to have committed suicide.
Among the tweets the church posted, they linked to a video from his HBO special Weapons of Self-Destruction.
In the clip, the legendary comic mocked the Catholic Church’s views on homosexuality. The WBC described him as ‘evil’ and ‘burning in hell’.
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 13, 2014
The Kansas church is already in California as they have been busy picketing the headquarters of social media sites Pinterest, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram as part of their ‘God Hates The Media’ campaign.
A date for the actor’s funeral has not been announced and the schedule on the Westboro Baptist Church website, godhatesfags.com, was not available because of ‘technical difficulties’ on Wednesday morning.
Williams was an outspoken supporter of the LGBTI community. One of his most famous roles was the cross-dressing Mrs Doubtfire, and also played gay in the films Boulevard and The Birdcage,