The Westboro Baptist Church has accepted comedian Adam Hills’ offer to go to Iraq.
Hills, who hosts British TV show The Last Leg, ranted about the ‘God Hates Fags’ church after they claimed Robin Williams was in hell for being a ‘fag enabler’. They also said they would protest at the late actor’s funeral.
The threat angered Hills, offering to fly members first class to Iraq to picket the extremist Islamists beheading Christians there instead.
‘If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life, Westboro Baptist Church, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert?’
Hills said if they chose to fly, he believed one of two things will happen.
‘Either you’ll die while defending your beliefs and you’ll be carried away to heaven by a gold chariot to sit at the right hand of God for all eternity,’ he said.
‘OR if I’m right, and I’m willing to bet a dozen first class flights that I am, God will be standing at the pearly gates alongside a 5ft 8 hairy American comedian dressed as a middle aged Scottish nanny saying, “Heeeellllooooo”.
‘And just when you think there’s a chance that he might let you in, God will look back and say, "Hey, not only do I love fags but I fucking hate dicks".’
The church, who claimed they have picketed in Iraq before, accepted the offer and called on Hills to shut up or ‘show us plane tickets’.
Hills said he will ‘reply’ to the Westboro Baptist Church on tonight’s episode of The Last Leg (22 August).
The WBC then tweeted: ‘Iraq here we come.’
The WBC said Williams was ‘burning in hell’ for being 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.
Williams’ funeral was kept highly private in order to stop the Kansas church from picketing it. His family and friends said goodbye to the actor in a San Francisco venue on Tuesday (19 August).
Watch Adam Hills rant about the Westboro Baptist Church below: