Westboro Baptists Church to picket funeral of ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 20:45 EDT
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The Westboro Baptists Church has announced plans to picket the funeral of Jackass star Ryan Dunn.

The Westboro Baptist Church has gained infamy for picketing the funerals of military families with offensive signs such as “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God Hates America.”

The church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality.

Ryan Dunn and his passenger died in a car crash Monday in Pennsylvania. His 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 was going about 130 mph when it struck a guardrail, flew into a wooded valley and burst into flames, West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll told Radar Online.

Dunn tweeted a picture of himself drinking at a bar just hours before the accident, but toxicology reports will not come back until at least four weeks.

On their website, the Westboro Baptists announced they would picket any public memorial for the “proud sinner” Dunn, calling him a “drab pervert who hawked porn-level filth to get rich from a perverse generation.”

They also declared that Pennsylvania was “one of the most evil states to ever exist.”

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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