Westboro Baptist Church Bails On Whitney Houston's Funeral But Tweets Photoshopped Image Of Protest

doctorwho_guru.†=♡ 2012/02/21 05:56:03

Westboro Baptist Church members had vowed to picket Whitney Houston's funeral this weekend in Newark, but numerous media outlets reported that no one from the notorious Kansas-based groupever showed up.

Still, that didn't stop Margie J. Phelps, daughter of Westboro founder Fred Phelps, from tweeting what appears to be a Photoshopped image of protesters descending upon the New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston's funeral was held:

It is unclear why Westboro would have taken such an issue with Houston, who was known as a devout Christian and began her singing career as a member of the choir at New Hope. Phelps did imply that Houston's gay fanbase may have played a factor, tweeting: "F--k call her 'gay icon.' Yeah, WBC is picketing that funeral." They also released a YouTube parody clip titled, "God Will Always Hate You, Whitney" (to the tune of Houston's signature cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You").

Having previously protested at the funerals of Matthew Shepard, Michael Jackson and Steve Jobs, Westboro Baptist Church has, in recent months, bailed out on several planned protests. Earlier this month, members announced plans to picket two Missouri high schools, but only showed up at one.

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  • DiViews2015 2012/02/23 22:39:48
    I wish they would have tried this in Newark @Houston's funeral. I really do not believe it would have been a typical WBC (Westboro Baptist Cult) protest.
  • seasmoke70 2012/02/23 19:43:03 (edited)
  • twocrows 2012/02/22 18:37:06
    wimps. they knew they would get their asses handed to them if they showed up. so they cowered behind their computers.
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/02/21 22:39:28
    These people aren't Christians at all. We are not here to judge others, that's God's job. Only he knows what was in Whitney's heart and only he can make judgement.
  • Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~ 2012/02/21 22:05:45
    Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~
    Chickened out, did they? Ol' Fred must be slowing down; he's not one to miss the opportunity to make a scene.
  • MsTLynne 2012/02/21 21:01:45 (edited)
  • DiViews... MsTLynne 2012/02/23 22:42:23
  • Eddie_DOMA_is_dead 2012/02/21 16:46:13 (edited)
  • elijahin24 2012/02/21 15:18:38
    I love these guys. They are straight-up comedy gold! I hope when I die, they picket my funeral. I'm a soldier, and I've done volunteer work for the Human Rights Campaign. I've also taught the class on the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell to the soldiers in my unit, and I petitioned my Republican Senator at the time, to vote "yay" on the repeal.
    Based on this, I would like to issue a standing invitation to the WBC to come to my funeral. I'll even put in my will that I want you to have 2 minutes to speak.
    The way I see it, if the most hateful people in my country, hate me, it must be because I represent love. And that's a legacy of which I'd be VERY proud.
  • MsTLynne elijahin24 2012/02/21 21:03:04
  • Ali ~ I... elijahin24 2012/02/21 22:10:26
    Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~
    Hahahaha! I love your take on all this! And thanks for all the good that you've done and continue to do. Bless you!
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 ɗəɑʇɦ ɗəʃɪəʀ ʘʃ ρɦɑəʇ
    Cowards...it is religious nuts like these sorry excuses for human beings that are reasons why the United States is often laughed at around the the world....and this is coming from a proud American.
  • ally 2012/02/21 14:59:44
    Damn, I would have paid to see them march into Newark!! Talk about the "Charge Of The Light Brigade"!!
  • Jimbo 2012/02/21 14:56:56
    The Westboro hating bastard family are lawyers looking to cash out on their hatred getting physically attacked.
  • FUS RO DAH! 2012/02/21 14:49:24
  • Gloria 2012/02/21 14:07:32
    They were afraid to show up.
  • WILLIE BRIGHT 2012/02/21 09:26:07
  • Axe Grinder 2012/02/21 07:28:49
    Axe Grinder
    .....there's really nothing else to say about Westboro. Out of all 20 or so of them, you'd think SOMEBODY would come to their senses ??
  • elijahin24 Axe Gri... 2012/02/21 15:20:25
    Actually a few of them have. It's a huge family, and they've disowned a couple of them. I think one is even gay.
  • Manwé 2012/02/21 07:20:15
    You know your doing something right when these fools protest you.
  • Ali ~ I... Manwé 2012/02/21 22:12:08
    Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~
    Good point.
  • Beautiful_Syn 2012/02/21 07:16:06
    Again why did the idiots of the so-called Westboro Baptist Church take aim at Whitney Huston? I mean they say her 'godless' life yet she started off as a choir singer...ya these people need to be locked up in the looney bin.
  • elijahin24 Beautif... 2012/02/21 15:21:32
    They hinted that it's because she has a gay following. I'm sure almost every artist has at least a few gay fans. I never would have pictured her in a league with Lady Gaga or Madonna, but apparently they do.
  • Beautif... elijahin24 2012/02/21 17:17:11
    I believe everyone has a 'gay following' nowadays wonder if they would picket my funeral since I have several LGBT people on my twitter and in my writing clubs?
  • elijahin24 Beautif... 2012/02/21 18:40:16
    See my post above, and you'll see what I think of that.
  • MsTLynne Beautif... 2012/02/21 21:04:25
  • Beautif... MsTLynne 2012/02/21 23:40:17 (edited)
    Ah don't forget that these people were also threatened by a pregnant soldier who was murdered by her husband.
  • MsTLynne Beautif... 2012/02/22 01:42:31
  • Lonnie 2012/02/21 06:50:41
    These people are all scumbags, look at them - and if you disagree with that, there is something wrong with you.

    westboro baptist church
  • Ali ~ I... Lonnie 2012/02/21 22:13:07
    Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~
    I feel sorry for the kids who've been brought up with this sick view of God and life....so sad.
  • Lonnie Ali ~ I... 2012/02/22 07:54:22
    It really is...Why would people act this way or say the things they do. It goes to show you just how screwed up people are in this world.
  • banzaibuckaroo 2012/02/21 06:19:43
    I have a feeling the crips and bloods in the area, would have called a truce for one day, and beat the S##t out of these fools if they did show up.
  • Oaces_b... banzaib... 2012/02/21 09:04:49
  • MsTLynne banzaib... 2012/02/21 21:05:14
  • susan BN-0 2012/02/21 06:13:33
    susan BN-0
    I really don't like these people,they are so disrespectful and stupid.
  • painted desert 2012/02/21 06:08:14
    painted desert
    I wonder where these people get all their money to travel all over the country? Who is getting them all this money? Someone really should check into that. They will run into the wrong bunch one of these days, I'm sure. Westboro Bapist Church
  • Ali ~ I... painted... 2012/02/21 22:13:55
    Ali ~ In My Heart I Trust ~
    That is a great graphic. Made me LOL...
  • Feria~Badass of PHAET~ 2012/02/21 06:04:16
    Feria~Badass of PHAET~
    Those people are some of the most disgusting people on the face of this planet.
  • Heathen 2012/02/21 06:02:32
    Honestly I've been waiting for a question relating to them to post these videos :3

  • Harold ... Heathen 2012/02/21 09:37:56
    Harold Pinkerton
    Very Excellent

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