The consistently hateful and notoriously anti-gay Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church has announced via their website godhatesfags.com plans to picket the upcoming memorial of late music icon Michael Jackson.
" Westboro Baptist Church will be there to remind you to stop worshiping the dead. We will be there to tell you to Thank God for the death of this filthy, adulterous, idolatrous, gender-confused, nationality-confused, unthankful brute beast", says Phelps in a mission statement posted on his website.
"We will be there to remind you that God Killed Wacko Jacko. There is a God, and a Day of Judgment. For you to wallow and murmur against God for his righteous Judgments is sin and will cause YOU to join Michael in hell."
Phelps and his cult followers first made headlines when they picketed the funeral of Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming teen whose 1998 death sparked a national outcry and demands for harsher punishment for crimes committed based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Phelps' attendance at Tuesday's memorial will most likely offer the certified hate group their largest audience ever as the event will be carried live on every major U.S. network and across the world.
With over 18,000 ticketed fans expected to attend Jackson's memorial service and thousands more expected to converge into downtown Los Angeles to pay their final respects, Phelps and his clan may be in for a surprise. Die-hard Michael Jackson fans will not tolerate any disrespect of their idol during their final goodbye.
This may be Fred Phelps' and Westboro Baptist Church's last hateful protest... if they make it out in one piece.