Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Robin Williams funeral

Robin Williams poses during a photocall to present his new movie

Robin Williams poses during a photocall to present his new movie "The Final Cut" as part of the festival competition at the 54th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin in this file picture taken February 11, 2004. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

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The extremist Westboro Baptist Church plans on topping off a steady stream of hateful tweets against Robin Williams by picketing his funeral.

The 63-year-old comedian was found dead last Monday after hanging himself at his home in California. Susan Schneider, his Williams’ widow and third wife, is understood to be planning a small, intimate funeral for family and friends in the San Francisco area but the location that has not yet been made public, according to England's Telegraph.

Without offering evidence, the Kansas-based group says Williams spent his life "mocking God & promoting sin" and "pushing flagrant debauchery, and hedonism."

Last Thursday, WBC tweeted, "God hates Robin Williams. Westboro Baptist Church hopes to preach outside his funeral."

In a post directed at WBC that appeared below a story on Williams in advocate.com, the prominent gay news website, one reader said, "I want you to be around long enough for me to show my children what stupidity and unchecked hate looks like in person."

The so-called church has gained notoriety for picketing funerals of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq with signs that read, Thank God For Dead Soldiers, Fag Troops, God Blew Up The Troops, and America Is Doomed.


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