Paul Walker Funeral Facing Disaster as Westboro Baptist Church to Protest

Paul WalkerPaul Walker’s tragic death over the weekend shocked his fans, friends and family, and now his funeral may not be peaceful. In fact, it may be facing disaster because the Westboro Baptist Church is planning a  protest and will picket at the funeral site. The Westboro Baptist Church is known for picketing the funerals of the deceased, often citing complex reasons having to do with God being angry at the departed.

In this instance, the church Tweeted out their plans thusly: “The furious God cut off Paul Walker! Thank God for his condign wrath! WBC to picket funeral. @realpaulwalker #teampw.” They also placed a link to a picture of Walker. They later tweeted “Perfect, @tmz! Paul Walker taught a nation to be fast and furious. He died that same way. #GodIsNotMocked #WhosNext?” They also included a link to a “news” article they wrote which quotes “God” speaking directly to Walker: “God Almighty to Paul Walker: “Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee.” The “news” item went on to say, “Paul served himself and the gods of this world (money, fame, excess of riot, etc.) while refusing to serve His Creator and use his platform to encourage his neighbors to do the same. He’s in Hell and Westboro will #picketfuneral.”

The church then created a disturbing video of two young children sending two cars down a track with the phrases “God hates fags” and “don’t worship the dead.” Later, they took to Twitter once again to express their extreme joy at Paul Walker’s untimely death: “YES! We rejoice when we see God’s judgments: #Glasgow Helicopter #PaulWalker & NYCTrainDerailment! We wash our feet in their blood. Psa 58:10.”

The Westboro Baptist Church leader is Fred Phelps. He has been organizing his congregation in picketing funerals for at least 15 years, and first came to be known in the mainstream media after picketing the funeral of Matthew Shepard in 1998. Shepard was a gay youth who was savagely murdered in a hate crime. His family was deeply shocked and devastated by his death, and the presence of the church at Shepard’s funeral greatly compounded that pain. Now, Paul Walker’s family will be forced to suffer the same pain and suffering at Walker’s funeral as that of the families of all of the church’s deceased victims.

The church spends a lot of time picketing not only funerals, but also any occasion they feel warrants a protest. They offer a comprehensive schedule of all of their upcoming protests at their website called God Hates Fags. Upcoming protests include many celebrities such as Kanye West, Usher and Drake. The church members are particularly fond of picketing the funerals of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in action. While the church has been met with many protests and lawsuits, their actions have been continually upheld under free speech laws in the U.S.

Paul Walker’s funeral is facing disaster as the Westboro Baptist Church plans a protest and picketing. Perhaps some action can be taken to protect his friends and family from seeing the church’s picket signs, such as in the past when counter-protestors have protected soldiers’ families from the church by forming a protective barrier around the funeral site. Walker’s funeral date has yet to be released, but we will keep you posted on this developing story.

By: Rebecca Savastio

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29 Responses to "Paul Walker Funeral Facing Disaster as Westboro Baptist Church to Protest"

  1. barbie merkel   December 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    i agree with everyone else, these people are stupid, Paul Walker was A TRUE HUMANITARIAN. helping people all around the world that he didn’t even know, that’s not something HE HAD TO DO, he did it out of the kindness of his heart, we should all learn from him. Paul walker will truly be missed.

  2. Simon Day   December 11, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Fred Phelps and The Westboro Baptist Church are a disgrace too human race, what sick people could ever do the crap they do, where do they think they have the right to protest and Pickett at someones funeral, not giving a second thought for the families and friends that are affected by thier tragic loss, no their thinking about their own selfishness and so called beliefs, god forbid it happened to thier family. It doesn’t matter either way black, white, gay or straight at the of the day we are all human, of course for Fred Phelps his sad excuse of church followers just goes to show that these are followers of the devil…….

  3. cj payne   December 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    to the family,we are praying for you and suffering with you. through all of us paul will remain alive as long as ROWW stays. he will be truly missed. paul may you RIP. we love you.

  4. cj payne   December 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    to the sick people of westboro Baptist church, 1st Paul WAS NOT gay, 2nd what happened 2 tha phrase “ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME”? I don’t know what bible you read but the REAL BIBLE says you shall reap what you sew. how can you call your selves a church, you give Baptist churches a bad name and I hope u get what u deserve, if u actually think you can do this and get by with it, well lol then we would all be doin a pickit for you. you may get by with this now due to freedom of speech, but you will meet OUR creator, the 1 who forgives, the 1 who loves everybody, including you sick bleeps. I pray that god shields the family from you. you have no idea what kind of pay back you have coming and it may take a while but karma will find you and I hope and pray we all get to see and hear about it. you are so concerned about things that arnt up 2 you or any ofyour bizness, why don’t you help a charity like “REACH OUT WORLD WIDE”. you are obviously full of satan your selves, real Christians never act out such things as you do. may god have mercy on ur sick, twisted, disturbing, satanic souls!

  5. Joe Someone   December 6, 2013 at 6:06 am

    What kind of sick people is this?
    How could they possibly go to church with these ugly thoughts?
    They better not try this type of BS at the funeral; I can almost guarantee you hardcore LA fans will not let this happen! They may be able to pull these stunts in small towns – not in LA!

  6. Stephanie Brubaker   December 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I didn’t even finish reading this and it got me mad and other things. You are not church of God if u protest at stars funerals. You show up and I bet the family or his close star family will put u in your place “SHOW RESPECT” This is a family trying to come to grips with this situation. I pray for the walker family, friends, co stars may you receive peace.

  7. China Elishamashen Zodivulkan   December 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    In Memory Of Paul Walker, American Action Actor: We thank him for serving success while taking risks rather than accepting difficulty in a cardboard box shelter or holding others hostage so they couldn’t worship. Live Well Die Strong, things go wrong often, So live it well as if the wrong isn’t good enough. Too Fast Too Furious until you lose, but there are glories more than glory from strength to strength. We still need a ten second car that doesn’t run into trees although they are testing auto control steering vehicles . Lastly a reminder, the wicked of violence shall be cut off when the cry of the poor is heard. I hope the communion of the Baptist Church is a better example of faith than their protest. God is good all the time so that all things can work together for good to them who are called. Be sure that you are called for new life, health, and the joy it brings.

  8. Fran   December 5, 2013 at 7:44 am

    How un-Christian of this church ! ! ! You folks really should take a long hard look at yourselves before judging someone you don’t even know. Shame on you ! ! ! ! !


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