The church that protested an Iraq war soldier’s funeral plans to protest at Whitney Houston’s funeral in New Jersey.
Some are questioning the church’s plans.
Westboro Baptist is known for protesting against homosexuality, but Houston was heterosexual and was a Christian with her final performance a version of “Jesus Loves Me.”
Still, the church’s leader Margie Phelps tweeted, “No R.I.P. Whitney Houston. You don’t live your life serving self and sin, stealing God’s glory, and get peace.”
Phelps wrote, “Stand by for Westboro parody, ‘God Will Always Hate You, Whitney.'” And later that night Phelps tweeted the church’s plans to picket the funeral, writing, “F— call her ‘gay icon.’ Yeah, WBC is picketing that funeral.”
The church has recently protested at the funerals of Joe Paterno, Michael Jackson, and Steve Jobs.
Despite their recent threats to protest, the church has failed to show up at some events, with critics calling them cowards and bigots.
The church has decided not to protest at the funeral of two young boys killed by their father in Washington State.
The Houston family is working on plans to stream the funeral live on the internet.