The controversial Westboro Baptist Church, popularly known for their outlandish attempts to protest celebrity funerals and LGBT events, have set their sights on the homegoing ceremony for Dr. Maya Angelou.
As we told you earlier this week, the beloved poet, writer and speaker passed away Wednesday due to apparent health complications. Members of the “ministry” made it clear that they have big plans to protest at Dr. Angelou’s funeral due to her long-lived messages of inclusion and acceptance of everyone.
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) May 29, 2014
Plans for Maya’s funeral have not be disclosed as of yet, and it’s currently unclear if it will be open to the public. WBC’s behavior isn’t exactly surprising, but it is very sad that they continue to carry out such hurtful actions, while claiming to do them in an attempt to spread the Gospel.