The anti-LGBT Westboro Baptist Church says that it will picket the funeral of movie critic Roger Ebert.
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Sunday that leaders of the Kansas church were angry because Ebert had insulted them on Twitter before he died.
In a March 25 Twitter post, Ebert had written, “Just another day at Westboro,” with a link to a Salon column about Jeff Chu’s experience attending services at Westboro.
“GOD HATES FAG ENABLER ROGER EBERT!” the church said in a press release. “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 continued:
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: ‘Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: [now] whose shall [that silly vanity called a Pulitzer Prize] be, which thou has provided?’ (Luke 12:20) This fool sold his soul for some fame & fortune, forgetting that God has made a simple declaration regarding His people: “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” (Psalms 105:15). Now the famed critic is in a new jurisdiction, where he can see the blessings poured out on God’s humble servants in heaven, from his seat of eternal torment & sorrow in Hell! It’s too late for the fool Roger Ebert!
WBC will continue to bind those who still live in Doomed america to God’s eternal laws & Word, so you, like Roger, are without excuse!
The “god hates fags” church is infamous for picketing the funerals of soldiers because it disagrees legalized homosexuality in the United States. Church members have also picketed the funerals of Steve Jobs and the victims of the Tucson shooting that critically wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). The church was repeatedly hacked by the hacker group Anonymous after threats to picket the funeral of the children killed in Newtown, Connecticut last year.
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