Westboro to Protest at Ebert's Funeral
Group says 'fool' was gay 'enabler'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 8, 2013 7:01 AM CDT
In this Jan. 12, 2011 file photo, movie critic Roger Ebert works in his office at the WTTW-TV studios in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

(Newser) – The Westboro Baptist Church has announced the latest target of its charming attentions: this morning's funeral of the "fool" Roger Ebert. In a press release, the group calls the critic a 'f-g enabler," saying he "sold his soul for some fame & fortune" and is bound for "eternal torment & sorrow in Hell," the Hollywood Reporter notes. The release says Ebert "mocked" the group. On Twitter last month, he posted a link to a Salon piece about a gay man's visit to the church. "Just another day at Westboro Baptist," Ebert wrote. In 2011, another Ebert tweet called the church "odious," DNAinfo.com adds.