A bunch of morons from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka Kansas have decided they want some publicity for themselves. They have achieved it by being the biggest jackasses ever. This is the same group that protests US soldier funerals, not because they are against the war in Iraq, but because they feel it is God showing how much he hates the US.
Did I tell you that members of the church are only allowed to marry other members? And since the members are for the most part related, this makes for some of those straight line family trees. Anyway, the jerkoffs led by the Reverend Fred Phelps have posted plans on their website to protest at Heath Ledger's funeral. The reason? Heath's decision to play a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.
The web bulletin reads, "'Brokeback Mountain' star - Heath Ledger - is dead. WBC will picket this pervert's funeral, in religious protest and warning. "Ledger thought it was great fun defying God Almighty and His plan word. Ledger is now in Hell, and has begin serving his eternal sentence there."
The members of this church believe the Reverend and follow like sheep, but I think the Reverend has a little scam going where he rakes in attorney fees paid by the US government to the Reverend whenever someone denies him a permit for picketing and he fights the decision in court. It's estimated this tiny church of 90 members spent $250,000 last year solely on picketing.