You just can’t write this stuff. A day after the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn, the Westboro Baptist Church announced via this news release, that they will picket his funeral. The reason for the protest, per the advertisement, is to warn all “not to make a mock of sin, & to fear & obey God!”
Per Wikipedia, The Westboro Baptist Church, also known as WBC, is an independent Baptist church known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and its protest activities, which include picketing funerals and desecrating the American flag. The church is widely described as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center.
The WBC’s objection to Dunn was that he was a “drab pervert who hawked porn-level filth to get rich from a perverse generation.” They call specific attention to the Jackass stunt of when Dunn put a toy car in his rectum and then went to get X-rays at the hospital.
I can only imagine the entertainment value of the WBC clashing with the crew from Jackass at a highly emotional event. If I had to guess, I would say that some people will be leaving said event with more than toy cars shoved in their rectums.