Fred Phelp’s Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket Heath Ledger’s funeral. You may recall hearing about these douchebags before; last October the church was ordered to pay eleven million dollars to the family of a soldier killed in Iraq after doing the exact same thing. According to the horrifying press release, the church is picketing Ledger’s funeral because of his involvement with the movie Brokeback Mountain. I could have guessed that without the explanation since the web address cited at the top of the release is “www.godhatesfags.com”. I do not provide a clickable link because the thought of having an actual working connection with such people — even in the half-reality of cyberspace — makes me fucking nauseous.
Would it be tacky to picket Fred Phelps’ funeral when the time comes? What would be the point, other than to say good riddance?