THE religious group that condemned Heath Ledger to hell for his role in Brokeback Mountain, is back – this time attacking the victims of the Victoria fires.
The Westboro Baptist Church – founded by Reverend Fred Phelps in Topeka, Kansas - claims that sinning Australians are the cause of the bushfires that raged across Victoria, and plan to picket the national day of mourning on February 22.
In a statement, the group says “God hates Australia” and “thank God for the fiery deaths of hundreds”.
“The guilty Australians will not repent of their national sins of the flesh … even after God killed hundreds in the fires and cast them into hotter fire and brimstone in hell,” it says.
The controversial church - whose core belief is that God will punish those who support homosexuality - has previously had its sights on Australia, slamming The Dark Knight star Heath Ledger for his role as a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain and protested at the late actors memorial services in the US.
The group said in 2007: “WBC will picket this pervert’s funeral, in religious protest.”
“God hates the sordid, tacky bucket of slime seasoned with vomit known as Brokeback Mountain – and He hates all persons having anything to whatsoever to do with it.
“Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there.”
The fundamentalist US church is notorious for picketing the funerals of dead soldiers, brandishing signs that say “America is doomed” and “thank God for dead soldiers”.
The group is also planning another anti-homosexual protest in Britain later this week.
I think this is the right youtube video, my sound isn't working atm:
What. The. Fuck.
How do people get into this mindset?