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UPDATE: Westboro Baptist Church doesn’t show up after threat to picket Ebert’s funeral
Original post: Westboro Baptist Church, the hole of dark evil that no one should ever stare directly into, is scheduled to picket outside the funeral of legendary Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert this morning. As reported yesterday by DNA Info, the controversial “church” is scheduled to picket outside of Holy Name Cathedral this morning from 9:15 to 10 am. Ebert took plenty of shots at the “church” via his Twitter account but also acknowledged the group’s right to free speech. That didn’t stop Fred Phelps & Co. from calling Ebert a “fag enabler” in their press release on the event. Not that that’s a surprise from the pile of human detritus that is Westboro. Still, given the sense of humor Roger (and many of his fans) had, the presence of the “church” will matter little as friends, family, and fans gather to remember the legend.
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