We're a hawk on the issues.

Westboro Trolls Plan to Picket ‘F*g Pimp’ Robin Williams’ Funeral, Peace Group Responds With Love Offering

The haters of Westboro Baptist Church simply could not leave the death of comedian Robin Williams go unpunished.

So they have announced plans to picket his funeral – said to be a private affair for family only – to let everyone know that Robin Williams, at least in their twisted minds, was going to hell.

Posting the announcement on twitter the group said, “Westboro Baptist Church hopes to preach in lawful proximity to Robin Williams’ funeral –To warn the living: Repent or likewise perish!”

They also sent this delightful tweet:

@jesus to @robinwilliams: “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:23) .”

Their main complaint with Robin Williams is not that he committed suicide (something that other in the far-right have picked up on) but that he is a ‘fag enabler’ because, although he is married to a woman and has children, he played roles portraying gay characters.


Williams’ roles in The Birdcage and Mrs. Doubtfire (where he was a cross-dresser, but not gay) both were enough WBC proof that Williams “made merchandise of filthy proud sin” and thus deserved to be singled out in his death.

They also dubbed him a ‘fag pimp’ and protested in the Bay Area on Aug.11 with signs that read, “Robin in Hell.”

To counter the hateful message, Planting Peace – the same group that has the rainbow house across from the actual Westboro church site – has declared that they are planning to hold a love offering to help raise money for one of Williams’ favorite charities, St. Jude’s Hospital.

“When the WBC announced they were protesting Robin’s funeral, we felt like launching a fundraiser for a charity Robin loved would be the perfect way to honor him and counteract the message of hate and intolerance that the WBC continues to convey,” Aaron Jackson, co-founder of Planting Peace told Huffington Post.

So far the online campaign has raised over $27,000.

Photo Credit: Screenshot (www.crowdrise.com/honorrobin)

About the author

Tamar is a New York based freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in over 15 publications. You can catch her work regularly on Issue Hawk, Latest, Jspace, and MediaGlobal.