When David Bowie’s wife, Iman announced that she would be holding Bowie’s funeral in NYC, the Westboro Baptist Church jumped for joy at the opportunity to be completely inappropriate and disrespectful. Knowing Bowie’s history as a gender fluid entertainer before the term “gender fluid” even existed, the supposed church likely celebrated the death of the beloved icon.
The Westboro Baptist Church is a hateful group of trolls out of Topeka, Kansas who are known for their cheap shock tactics and tastelessly unethical behavior. They do ignorant sh*t like picket the funerals of soldiers who have died in combat, or pretty much any celebrity at all. They make really feeble signs in which they speak for god by professing his hatred for all things secular.
David Bowie died earlier this week after an 18-month battle with cancer, and the whole world immediately began grieving. Apparently, the church took that as a cue to spring into action with some plans for the funeral, one being their trademark signs that sound like they came out of the minds of 4th grade rednecks. They planned to create signs specifically for Bowie’s services that read:
‘GOD SENDS THE CANCER’
That’s right folks, this group of inbred hillbillies believes that god gave David Bowie cancer for wearing makeup and dresses. Where do you sign up for that religion? I mean really, who wouldn’t want to jump on that psychotic bandwagon?
Thankfully, liberals were immediately outraged and began their own strategies. The rainbow colored Equality House, which operates across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church, has decided to go the sane/humanitarian route by raising money for St. Jude’s cancer research in Bowie’s name.
Planting Peace President, Aaron Jackson had this to say in response to the WBC:
‘David Bowie inspired generations of people who loved him for his music, his artistry, and his larger than life personas… He was a role model when it came to transcending any social norms or boundaries with his individuality and personal expression. He taught us all that being different was something to embrace and celebrate. This is a small gesture to honor his legacy and the difference he made to so many. When the WBC began tweeting hateful messages to Mr. Bowie’s family and targeting various memorials for picketing, we felt like launching a fundraiser and providing a positive outlet for support that will help children and families battling cancer would be the perfect way to honor Mr. Bowie and show that acts of love and compassion speak louder than messages of hate.’
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