I hadn’t intended to post anything today, but I do feel obliged to point this out:
Westboro Baptist Church, of “God Hates Fags” fame will be picketing Heath Ledger’s funeral. If you missed the news, the actor died yesterday at age 28. According to a press release put out by the church:
God hates the sordid, tacky bucket of sli me seasoned with vomit known as Brokeback Mountain, and he hates all persons having anything whatsoever to do with it… Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there — beside which, nothing else about Heath Ledger is relevant or consequential.
I must disrepectfully disagree. This seems very consequential to me. I mean, damn!
Not to mention that Ledger had a much more loving and “Christian” outlook than the Westboro Baptist folks, according to this article from the Sydney Morning Herald. Apparently Ledger was distressed that some theaters were boycotting Brokeback Mountain and he had this to say about it:
Who gives a f—? Personally I don’t think the movie is (controversial) but I think maybe the Mormon’s in Utah do. I think it’s hilarious and very immature of a society.
He has a young daughter, too. Very sad.