Phelps Clan To Protest Heath Ledger’s Funeral

Jim Burroway

January 23rd, 2008

That Didn't Take LongNever one to pass an opportunity to put a “Christian” face on things, the anti-gay Phelpsian cult has announced that they will be protesting Heath Ledger’s funeral:

… God hates Fags! & Fag-Enablers! …

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.

A lovely bunch.


January 23rd, 2008

Didn’t that multi-million dollar judgment against them teach these people anything?

Would I be exceeding BTB standards too much if I say I sincerely hope some of Heath’s fans [deleted — ed.] these creeps?

Jim Burroway

January 23rd, 2008

I’m afraid so David. I perfectly understand your outrage though.

Graham Shevlin

January 23rd, 2008

What a delightful collection of bigoted mean-spirited little shits.

Timothy Kincaid

January 23rd, 2008

James Hartline – darling of Pete LaBarbera and Christian news outlets for his wacky protests and trouble making in San Diego – shares the Phelps’ sentiments.

He Gave Up His Eternal Soul To Promote Homosexuality In Hollywood.

The Bible says:

What good does it do if a man gains the whole world and loses his soul?

He decided to push the acceptance of homosexuality onto the culture through a morally bankrupt movie to satisfy the greedy and immoral agenda in Hollywood.

And what did he gain for his efforts?

Classy people, the whole bunch of them. They delight in the pain of others and I really can’t think of a better definition of evil.

TJ McFisty

January 23rd, 2008

Does anyone counter protest them with “God Hates Phelps” signs? I believe some have in the past, but I’m not sure how often that happens. I mean, we should do it every time they do, but I suspect we aren’t as coordinated or focused as they are being that they have nothing better to do and all.

Which should be their first clue that their priorities are messed up, but when will anyone of them have that cathartic moment of pure clarity and reason?

Ben in Oakland

January 23rd, 2008

What i have been curious about for quite some time, but have never seen anyone address, is…


They are constantly flying here and there, often on relatively short notice. That’s expensive. Who funds this? Some rich nutcase? Or someone who wants to appear more mainstream, so maintains Phelps in order to look moderate by comparison?

Samantha Davis

January 23rd, 2008

IIRC, Ben, they get their money by suing people they don’t like. In other words, don’t even shake their hand at a protest, it might be construed as battery.


January 23rd, 2008

I think it is great what the Aut Bar in Ann Arbor, MI has done. They had people pledge money for every minute Fred protested. The money went to glbt concerns. The longer Fred protested, the more money he earned for glbt concerns! Classic!

Michigan Daily

Andrea D

January 24th, 2008

What we need with this one and other protests the Phelps Klan is what was done when they showed up at the trial for the murder of Matthew Shepard we need the angels. People dressed as angels with wings tall enough to cover their signs to stand silent surrounding these hate mongers. For those of you who may agree with me and either know people in the area or are in the area and can get folks to do this. It’s needed we need to counter their protest and be the better people for it.

Miles G

January 24th, 2008

We’re very much hoping that the WBC sends a contingent to Australia for the funeral – not only will they find the Australian freedom-of-speech laws dramatically more restrictive than in the USA, they will also encounter many, many Australians hurling abuse, eggs and feces at them. And they can’t say they haven’t been warned…


January 28th, 2008

Ok, first of all, Heath Ledger IS NOT IN HELL because his role as a gay actor has absolutely nothing to do with his own personal life. In case you guys were too preoccupied with pissing of the rest of America, he was married twice and has a 2 year old baby girl, therefore making him VERY straight. Don’t hate on him just because he was more successful than you will ever be. Second of all, it clearly states in the Bible, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, FOR YOU ARE ALL ONE IN CHRIST JESUS” – Galatians 3:28. So please grasp a hold of that concept before you try to preach any more of your mindless evil.


January 29th, 2008

It is people like Phelps that gives Christians a bad name…. Does “What would Jesus Do?” mean anything…

You think Jesus is in heaven happy that Heath died?

This Phleps is sick. If Heath is in Hell, it is nothing to stand around and yell about like it is a good thing.

I am a Christian and I liked Heaths movies. I am praying for confort for the family. And for humilation and repentants for Phelps…. while he still can.


June 28th, 2008

this is about the dumbest thing evr. when i saw this i started crying. how can people be like that. Especially when he died. Get over it. So what he PLAYED as a gay guy, doesn’t mean he was. Just because that was a role he played does not mean anything. I loved heath ledger he was an amazig actor. What if your child played as a gay guy in a movie, think about what your about to say before you say it. I’m a christian and guess what my best friend is gay and i dont look at him anyother way. Thats how they choose to live there lives and its not up to them.


August 26th, 2008

After reading this I am ashamed to say I am Baptist. Heath loved to act. It was a movie people….A MOVIE…I will admit as a fan of Heaths that Brokeback mountain is my least favorite movie of his….BUT WOW….who are you to know Heaths heart and soul? If you read the same Bible as I do, then you know it says only GOD knows your heart and to love your neighbor and not judge….ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS A MOVIEEEEEE..Who are YOU to say where Heath is??? HE is someones son, brother…Unless you lived inside his heart, body mind and SOUL then YOU DO NOT KNOW!!!!!!AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SAY!!!!!!!


June 26th, 2009

WTF. Heath Ledger was a great person. You think calling people “Fags” and attempting to strip someone’s civil rights is Righteous????? Well, I got news for you, and guess what? All those who hurt others and go out of their way to ruin other’s lives will be the ones “Burning in Hell.”

So F**k you.

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