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.

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Sterling_Archer
Apr 8, 2013 9:32 PM CDT
Westboro is like some of the clowns that try to get attention here. Ignore them long enough and they'll go away....or create a new profile.
JackNelsonSteward
Apr 8, 2013 8:17 PM CDT
Hey ... Westboro ... y'all are just totally "Biblical," ain'tcha? Soooo, "Bible Quiz!!!" Fill in the blanks: "Vengeance is ____, ... sayeth ___ ____." "Judge ___, that __ be not ______." Now, go to your room and think about what you've done.
MarkFL
Apr 8, 2013 4:10 PM CDT
This is the ultimate compliment. If you are despised by the world's biggest a-hole family, you have done something right. If I cannot figure out a way to put them out of business before I die, I would be honored to have them protest my funeral. I'll have to get famous first.