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Westboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin Williams' Funeral Thwarted By Love

Posted by on Aug. 15, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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Westboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin Williams' Funeral Thwarted By Love

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Posted: 08/15/2014 2:14 pm EDT Updated: 1 hour ago
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Robin Williams poses at SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' series at SiriusXM Studios on September 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images) Robin Williams poses at SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' series at SiriusXM Studios on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

The Westboro Baptist Church is trying to spread its vile message of intolerance with a disgraceful protest of Robin Williams' funeral, but Planting Peace is not letting the hate take root.

Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home on Monday. His funeral is set to be a "very private" ceremony in San Francisco near his home. In spite of the actor's family's request for privacy and respect, WBC announced plans to picket Williams' funeral on Aug. 11 after labeling him a "Fag Pimp."

Planting Peace, a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 with a mission to spread love and equality around the globe, is set on challenging WBC's planned protest with a fundraiser. (The group also owns the Equality House, which is situated directly adjacent to the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.)

"Robin Williams played many different roles in so many people's lives, and giving back to others was at the top of that list," Aaron Jackson, co-founder of Planting Peace told The Huffington Post in an email Friday. "His appeal crossed generational boundaries. I was personally impacted when I heard of his passing. This is a small gesture to honor his legacy and the difference he made to so many."

"When the WBC announced they were protesting Robin's funeral, we felt like launching a fundraiser for a charity Robin loved would be the perfect way to honor him and counteract the message of hate and intolerance that the WBC continues to convey," Jackson said.

The proceeds from the fundraiser will go to St. Jude Children's Hospital, an organization close to the late actor's heart. So far, Planting Peace has raised more than $1,000 of a $30,000 goal via a Crowd Rise initiative.

Click here if you'd like to donate to Planting Peace's "Remember Robin: A Fundraiser for St. Jude."

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jadedcynic
by Nerdalicious on Aug. 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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I wish those idiots would fall into a ditch or something. Or we could trade all of them for the people we have lost- everyone whose funerals they've picketed.

wkukid
by Beach Bum on Aug. 15, 2014 at 5:11 PM
Those people need to be shot and left to bleed to death slowly.
MadmanWithABox
by Bronze Member on Aug. 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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They're trying so desperately to be relevant. It's almost adorable.

It's proof that as long as the trolls (internet or real life) aren't getting attention, they'll disappear into obscurity.
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by Betsy on Aug. 15, 2014 at 8:24 PM

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by Betsy on Aug. 15, 2014 at 8:24 PM

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DanaG70
by Platinum Member on Aug. 15, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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A "Fag pimp"?? What the hell is a fag pimp, and you can bet Mr. Williams would have had fun with that one!!

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Aug. 15, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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Aw, lol, yes I bet that too.

Quoting DanaG70:

A "Fag pimp"?? What the hell is a fag pimp, and you can bet Mr. Williams would have had fun with that one!!


CrimsonRose01
by ~Cassandra~ on Aug. 15, 2014 at 8:31 PM
Is it sad that I would have been shocked if they WEREN'T going to picket his funeral? Those people need to just fall off the face of the earth already. Next time someone feels like shooting something up, I wish they'd target them and their "church." And if saying that makes me a bad person, oh well. I have nothing nice to say about those lunatics. I hope enough people show up to counter them that his family will not have to see a single one of them.
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