God Hates Fags group to protest Robin Williams Funeral

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    God Hates Fags church to picket Robin Williams funeral

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    The Church have announced they will picket the actor's funeral

    The Westboro Baptist Church have announced they will picket the funeral of actor Robin Williams.

    The Topeka-based anti-gay church, known for their ‘God Hates Fags’ banners, are currently in San Francisco for their ‘God Hates the Media’ campaign, targeting the headquarters of Apple, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Williams, who starred as a gay man in cult classic The Birdcage, was found dead in his California home yesterday, age 63.

    The star played a gay man in cult classic The Birdcage and cross-dressed in comedy Mrs Doubtfire, leading the church to claim he “made merchandise of filthy proud sin”.

    The anti-gay group tweeted following the star’s death, labelling him a “fag pimp” and pledging to picket his funeral and any memorial services.
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    You don't know whether to blast these idiots or ignore them... frustrating as hell that people like this exist in 2014...
     
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    That's some damn good graphic design.
     
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    They won't let them anywhere near that funeral.
     
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    Seeing that Robin Williams was really a beloved entertainer I gotta think (hope!) this is only going to hurt these neanderthals.
     
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    Yes, their glowing reputation will surely take a hit.
     
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    They pick the high profile ones... PR, exposure, and, of course, possible litigation... they're all just a family of lawyers picking a fight...
     
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    Up until now they have targeted relatively unknown, homosexuals, that really only their family and friends know about. This will bring more outrage than usual. Robin Williams by all account was famously known to be a guy that helped homeless people, US troops etc. Stuff I think god would approve of. He wasn't even homosexual. Most god-faring people would not equate portraying a gay person in a comedy, or cross dressing in Mrs. Doubtfire, to be a huge transgression against the Lord. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I really feel bad for his family. He probably made those movies before his children were even born. They surely could never have seen this coming.
     
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    These people protest at all kinds of places, regardless of situation. I've seen them at an MLB All-Star game. They're at US soldier's funerals that died overseas. It's all just about what will get them press.

    And lately they've been announcing different places they're going to be (to get their name in the press) and then deciding not to at the last minute. My guess is that will be the case here.
     
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    Exactly! They are daring people to rough them up just so they can sue them. That's what they live on.:facepalm:
     
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    when's the funeral
     
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    They want the negative attention, so you ignore them. Don't start threads about them or click on links about them or watch news about them.
    If no one payed attention they would go away.
     
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    They oughtta lay off. Just because he played a gay in The Birdcage doesn't make him a gay.
     
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    On the rare occasion that I go to a funeral I doubt I'd be concerned with attention whores. Too much else on my mind.
     
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    Why doesn't God tell these people to stop being such assholes?
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me if they were government funded. The WBC simultaneously increase division and give Christians a bad rep.

    If the government really wanted to, they could issue disorderly conduct citations at every funeral these clowns disrupt.
     
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    Maybe they just hate people that act like fags. Hard to argue with that.
     
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    It just occurred to me that the real harmed party will be Beth. If she and Wiggy get good seats to the Robin Williams funeral (see: Ed Bradley) and these creeps ruin it for HER.......
     
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    They will protest his funeral one day too. He dressed up as a woman for Miss America.
     
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    Frustrating as hell they exist? There is about 500 million or more of them on Twitter, at least these scumbags have the balls to be honest and public about their hatred of things. That said I hope a bunch of runaway 18 wheelers run them all over but I'm in no way surprised these groups exist.
     
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