Per their website, the Westboro Baptist Church is planning on picketing Heath Ledger's funeral. Heath Ledger starred as a gay cowboy in Ang Lee's movie about cowpokes, which I haven't seen because it hasn't been available at the library. I did read the novella, "Brokeback Mountain,"which isn't the same thing and marvel at how they managed to drag that out into two hours. I thought the book was crap by the way.
Ledger also starred in the new Batman movie, which I'm itching to see because I'm a huge Joker fan. Anyway, the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church are pretty standard. They protest anything having to do with death and homosexuality. It's pretty fucked up, actually, but they always manage to stay in the right as far as the law. If memory serves, the church is primarily made up of one guy and his extended family. A bunch of them are lawyers, who do little more than keep the one guy out of jail.
Man... you got to wonder what Sunday morning services are like at this place. I'd put five bucks in the collection plate just to hear them sing their anti-sodomy songs of faith and renewal.
It's fringe nutjobs like this who make it so difficult for most people to embrace any kind of organized religion.