Heath Ledger’s Funeral to be Picketed
As much as sites like TMZ are picked on for being media whores, they’ve got nothing on Fred Phelps. Fred Phelps’s Westboro Baptist Church announced that it would picket the funeral of Heath Ledger, presumably because he starred in Brokeback Mountain.
"God hates fag-enablers," the WBC proclaimed in a news release issued yesterday, concluding with: "Heath Ledger is now in Hell and has begun serving his eternal sentence – beside which, nothing else about Heath Ledger is relevant or consequential."
Phelps and his followers are known for other fun picket-sign messages such as:
- "Thank God for 9/11"
- "Thank God for the Tsunami"
- "Thank God for Katrina"
- "Thank God for Dead Soldiers"
- "Thank God for IEDs"
- "Thank God for California fires"
- "Thank God for AIDS"
Hat tip: Lisa Sullivan.