The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), known for its vile anti-gay vitriol and for picketing the funerals of soldiers, is now threatening to spread their hate at the funeral of Robin Williams.
As others unite in their grief over the loss of the much-loved late actor, the group has denounced Williams as a "fag pimp" because he played a gay character in the cult film the Birdcage and a cross dresser in the family film Mrs Doubtfire.
In scenes that would probably have left Williams chuckling in disbelief, members have already attempted to disrupt vigils held for the actor in San Francisco.
Williams, 63, died on Monday. The late actor leaves behind three children, his wife Susan Schneider and a countless number of devastated fans.
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 12, 2014
.@robinwilliams decided to use his considerable talent to push filthy life styles, flagrant debauchery, and hedonism! He knew the toll!— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 11, 2014
Since his early days in San Francisco @robinwilliams mocked God, every semblance of righteousness encouraged proud Sinners died unrepentant— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 11, 2014
WBC is also currently carrying out their "God hates media" campaign against Facebook, Apple and Google. They have failed to spot the irony of using the social media tools to push out their agendas.
The group announced it was picketing the headquarters of social media sites Pinterest, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram as part of the campaign.
WBC has accused Instagram of having a history of removing pictures and even accounts when they contain too many "Bible words,” and claimed Facebook “utilises every opportunity to aggressively publish and promote fag propaganda”.
“Westboro Baptist Church will use the Reddit platform, which is usually filled with vanity, science falsely so-called, and other sundry lies; to instead preach righteousness & spread the gospel,” the group said in a news release. We can't see Reddit users responding with enthusiasm over the news.