Never one to pass up a chance to flaunt their hate-mongering, the Westboro Baptist Church has also announced they’ll be joining the despicable choir and picketing Williams’ funeral. Fortunately Planting Peace is working to organize a counter protest, and use the publicity to raise money for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
The family of the beloved comedian and actor has requested that his funeral remain private, but, showing all the tact that we have come to expect of them, the WBC quickly announced their plans to picket the ceremony. Because of his portrayal of crossdressing and gay characters in his movies, WBC has labeled Williams a “Fag Pimp”.
Planting Peace, which also owns the Equality House across the street from the WBC headquarters, is hoping to counter their hate speech with compassion and charity. In memory of the late comedian, Planting Peace is looking to raise money money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, of which Mr William’s was a proud and outspoken supporter.
Planting Peace has already raised over $15,000 in memory of Williams. While we may not be able to stop the WBC from spewing their hatred, we can at least drown it out by expressing our love for the great man that has left us and the children that still need our help.
Donate to the fundraiser here.
h/t: HuffPo; Featured photo/Facebook.