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Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Robin Williams' Funeral

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Sunday Aug 17, 2014

In what is probably the least shocking news you'll hear today, the "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church announced this week that they will picket the late comedian and actor Robin Williams' funeral, Gay Star News points out.

The anti-gay organization, headquartered in Topeka, Kan., has a very long and tiring history of picketing the funerals of war vets and other celebrities for their "fag enabling" and "god-hating" ways. WBC said its members will hold signs at the memorial for Williams, who took his own life Monday, and said he "decided to use his considerable talent to push filthy lifestyles, flagrant debauchery and hedonism."

The WBC made their announcement via Twitter using the hashtags "#MustPicketFuneral" and "PicketFuneral."

The church also tweeted a link to a video from Williams' HBO special "Weapons of Self-Destruction," where he mocks the Catholic Church's views on homosexuality. And of course the WBC called him "evil" and said he is "burning in hell."

"According to all evidence, God hates Robin Williams & he's burning in hell," the group tweeted Tuesday. And for some reason, they tweeted this message to E! Online, Khloe Kardashian, Harry Styles and Demi Lovato.

Williams, 63, was found dead in his Northern California home Monday. He had been suffering from depression and San Francisco Bay Area sheriff officials said Tuesday that he committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt.

According to Gay Star News, members of the WBC are already in California and have been picketing the headquarters of social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and Pinterest as part of their "God Hates the Media" campaign.

A date for Williams' funeral and services has not been announced. According to the WBC's website,, their picket schedule does not mention a picket involving Williams. They plan to be in Kansas City, Mo., by August 19, however, to protest Katy Perry's concenter at the Spring Center.


  • , 2014-08-13 19:44:37

    I especially like the ad on this story about narrow-minded, ignorant What us that about he who is without sin and casting stones? I wish this group would just go away, but I guess my fredom of speeh didn't extend to everyone, that would be hypocrisy.

  • , 2014-08-14 00:29:17

    okay u people need to get a freaking life it is not ur mother freaking place to judge any one under any circumstances. ur nothing but a bunch of hipacrits and i hope and pray that if u to show up to this mans funural that u get arrested. u people are retarted no one gave u the freaking right to do or say anything about this man and how he went out of this world. dear lord i pray for these stupid self centerd people. please let them come to their sences and stay away from him and his family. dear lord for u are the only person who can judge and for give and except people for who they are not who people want to make us out to be

  • , 2014-08-14 00:36:20

    Fuck westboro church and fuck your fucking boycott your church is the one that will go to hell because of your stupidity and your hate .

  • , 2014-08-14 08:41:58

    Honestly? I’m sick of everyone giving them the publicity they obviously crave. They’re like flies: ignore them and they’ll go away. They always do this. But, the more the media and news articles give them attention, the more they’ll come back with some other reason to hate people. They’re no better than the pastor who said that all gays and lesbians should be put in an electric fence. If anything, they’re just insecure about their own sexuality. Let it go. And, let Robin Williams rest in peace.

  • Wayne M., 2014-08-14 20:54:57

    Since Westboro Baptist Church nuts have taken the right to decide who should and should not go to hell, perhaps they should go there. Robin Williams was a caring human being who lived God’s law to love and care for others. I would hope that he and his family may be given some peace at this time of tragedy.

  • , 2014-08-15 12:32:31

    I really wish people would just grow up and leave people alone it’s none of the Westboro Baptist churches business to be picketing anything a funeral is a time for the family to say goodbye to their loved ones lost if they can’t leave the family in peace and let them lay to rest the late great Robin Williams then yeah I agree they belong in hell

  • , 2014-08-15 20:16:04

    It’s time for these idiots at Westboro to cease and desist. There’s nothing left to that little church to begin with except the family and many of them have left the fold because they realized that the church is preaching hatred. This not what Jesus preached during his earthy ministry. And what is REALLY sad is that the daughter who now runs the organization is a Harvard Law graduate - makes one wonder how she managed to get through law school.

  • , 2014-08-15 22:23:30

    Well, I believe Robin Williams was one of the finest human beings to ever grace this planet. Many, if not all, of the WBC bunch are gonna know who’s in Hell and who’s not because they’re gonna bust the gates wide open.

  • GAG'EM, 2014-08-15 22:56:10

    What are all you idiots doing? Do you think WBC reads this crap, or cares what you say? The only one that makes any sense is the 4th one, which says, "Honestly? I’m sick of everyone giving them the publicity..." I agree. They’re a tiny group of lunatics with no influence whatsoever. Ignore them. And BTW, some of you, especially the 2nd, could use some English classes.

  • , 2014-08-16 10:51:50

    Any decent person that lives close to the wake/funeral area (of which I expect there are thousands)should get to the areas, route, etc. very early and line the roads, sidewalks,etc with themselves, cars, RVs, anything, so that his family does not have to see these hateful "HOLY" group disrespect Robin.

  • , 2014-08-16 16:29:39

    This is gross and shameful. You need to respect this family’s time of grief. It is not your place to judge this man. I love my Lord and HE is the only one that should judge ! Shame on you !

  • , 2014-08-19 08:31:35

    Really??? Saying prayers for them and quoting scripture?? WTF? I cannot believe that they have any members in this day and age that can be brainwashed like this!!! And for those of you that say that this fucked up church has no members left is both foolish and naive!! They have to have members that fund the church otherwise it would not be in existence!! I believe that god hates baptists and most other organized religions!! Y’all think that if others don’t believe exactly as you believe, then they are going to hell!! How dare any of you profess to have all the answers!!!! If going to heaven means that I will be there with baptists for eternity then I will be just fine sucking the devils cock in hell for eternity!!! I will then take a short but necessary, dreaded trip to heaven to spit the devils cum in all you religious fanatics faces!! Then I will return to my home, hell. I have not stepped a foot in a church for other than in historical and/or architectural reasons since I was a child and forced to go. I hated it more then than I do now!! There is no way that I would ever be ignorant enough to be brainwashed in this church’s or any others manner!! It totally baffles me to think that adults can allow themselves to be brainwashed like this!!! And before you go quoting scripture, make sure that you you are living your life every minute of every day according to the scripture that you quote otherwise it’s just memorized words. And anyone can memorize words!!

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