Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are planning to protest on Sunday against the legalization of same sex marriage in New York, according to Village Voice.


The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America's acceptance of homosexuality and has gained infamy for picketing the funerals of public figures and military families with offensive signs such as, "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "God Hates America."

Not surprisingly, the church is upset that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month signed into law a bill legalizing same sex marriage. The new law goes into effect Sunday.

"For their defiance of their Lord, New Yorkers will suffer the wrath of God being poured out on them from the sky, just as others in history who have followed this path experienced," the church's website said.

Over the past two weeks, New York City alone received an estimated 1,728 online marriage license applications from same sex couples. The city has limited the number of marriages on Sunday to 764.