Leaders of Kansas’ Westboro Baptist Church, notorious for picketing at the funerals of soldiers and gay teenagers, have revealed that they plan to picket the funeral of late movie critic Roger Ebert on Monday.
In its news release, the group calls Ebert a “f-g enabler” and complains that he used his Twitter “to mock the faithful servants of God at Westboro Baptist Church.”
I’ve just about had enough of these Westboro guys. If I may speak as a Christian for a moment, they bring shame on the name of Christ and make our job that much harder. Yes Ebert was an atheist and it’s sad. And yes, I have a problem with many of the things he espoused, tweeted, did, proclaimed. But the fact is, he is dead now, what good does it do to picket his funeral? All that does is look spiteful and hateful, something we should not be portraying.