Westboro Baptist Church, the Topeka-based anti-gay church known for their ‘God Hates Fags’ banners, announced their plans to picket any memorial for the Robin Williams, who starred as a gay man in The Birdcage.
Ranting about WBC on The Last Leg, comedian Adam Hills had this to say:
He said: “Firstly, regardless of your religious beliefs, you don’t disrupt a funeral.
“A person died, his family are mourning, it’s not about you dickhead.
“Secondly, if you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life Westboro Baptist Church, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert?
“Surely that’s more a threat to Christianity than the guy who said ‘Do you think God ever gets stoned? Look at a platypus, I think he might’?
“I will personally pay for every member of Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now, I’ll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset.”
Planting Peace, a group that set up a Pride-themed Equality House opposite the church last year, is attempting to replace the message of hate with one of love. In the spirit of love and empathy, they’re raising money for one of William’s favorite charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
You can help them out by donating to their Crowdrise campaign in Williams’ memory.