Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Westboro Baptist Church to protest against the funeral of Orlando shooting gay victims

Narada Desk | June 18, 2016 2:36 pm Print
The Westboro Baptist Church is planning to generate a protest against the funerals of the Orlando shooting victims and plan to start the protest from Saturday morning at the Cathedral Church of St Luke.

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church has seemed to take a dig at the complete issue of the Orlando shooting in which a gay night club was attacked and have expressed the determination of protesting against the funeral of the deceased victims. The Westboro Baptist Church has clearly announced plans to demonstrate a protest outside of an Orlando church while funerals for two victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings will be in process.

The LGBTQ community leaders are also calling out for retaliating the protest which is being planned as a segment of counter protest to dampen the agitated voices which the Westboro Baptist Church will be raising against the execution of the funerals of the victims which were unfortunately shot in he Orlando Mass Shooting.

The infamous anti gay church which has made it to the headlines in previous years also, for actions against the LGBT community, is known for protesting against funerals of notable US and gay people—said in a statement posted on its website that “God sent the shooter.”

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an unaffiliated independent church known for its hate speech, especially against LGBT people (homophobia), Catholics (anti-Catholicism), Muslims (Islamophobia), Jews (religious antisemitism) and politicians.

The church has been involved in actions against gay people since at least 1991, when it sought a crackdown on homosexual activity at Gage Park six blocks northwest of the church. In addition to conducting anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets celebrity funerals and public events.

There have been protests that have also been held against Jews and Catholics.

The WBC said they plan to start the protest from Saturday morning at the Cathedral Church of St Luke.

“We are asking that the community form a counter protest to block out the WBC at this location,” said Terry DeCarlo, executive director of the GLBT Community Center.