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Westboro Baptist Church planning to protest Robin Williams' funeral
Aug. 15, 2014, 6:41 PM EST


Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church are planning an ill-advised protest at tragic actor Robin Williams' funeral over his portrayal of a gay man in "The Birdcage."

The "Good Will Hunting" star passed away on Monday and while details of his funeral have not been made public, members of the church have already announced plans to picket the memorial.

A message posted on the group's official Twitter page reads: "Westboro Baptist Church Hopes To Preach In Lawful Proximity To Robin Williams' Funeral - To Warn The Living: Repent Or Likewise Perish."

However, organizers at Planting Peace have launched a fundraiser to counter the church's plans.

A message from co-founder Aaron Jackson reads: "Robin Williams played many different roles in so many people's lives, and giving back to others was at the top of that list. His appeal crossed generational boundaries. I was personally impacted when I heard of his passing. This is a small gesture to honor his legacy and the difference he made to so many.

"When the WBC announced they were protesting Robin's funeral, we felt like launching a fundraiser for a charity Robin loved would be the perfect way to honor him and counteract the message of hate and intolerance that the WBC continues to convey."

The proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital, which Williams supported during his life.

Photos: In memoriam 2014

I dont know about the rest of You but I find this to be disgusting and so un Christ like! The pastor of this so called church is going to have a LOT to answer for.How can any Christian preach God hates?
The1960texan The1960texan
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6 Responses Aug 16, 2014

makes u want to throw up God hates sin ,but loves all, sounds like some people i have met in my life time,ummmm wow

This cgurch is filled with inbred bible thumpers who know norhing abt humanity. Robin William was inly bei g versatile in the part he played a gay male. Shaun Penn sid yhe same in the movie MILK.
These ahole morons have no right to speak against the late Robin, whom brought joy n laughter to so many.
I wish a giant Terredactle would fly over that retarded church and take a hugh giant **** on all of them.

Oh my gosh....seriously? That is disgusting to hear. He will answer for his own sins, like you said.

Makes me want to puke.

I came close too it!

They are being crazy. Maybe, they should just be ignored. Jesus came to save. Not all Christians are hateful. The wbc is a cult.

I agree!

Some fundamentalist Christians can be extremely intolerant sometimes! I agree with you, I don't think that is the appropriate time or place to be protesting a body of his work that they happen to disagree with. It's actually pretty disrespectful to be promoting their own agenda at his funeral, in my opinion. I guess we see both the good and bad aspects of our society being brought out in times like these.

For this pastor to teach that God hates anyone is wrong.He may hate the sin but never the sinner.If this were not true,then "For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son"would be meaningless words.