Thursday 24 January 2008

If I should fall from grace with God...

So Damien posted about the charming people from Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) and their intention to protest at the Funeral of Heath Ledger.

He provided a list of "celebrity" names and wondered what reasons they (WBC) might have for protesting at their respective funerals.

So here are my best guesses...

Mother Theresa
Although born in Albania, did most of her work in India.
Which is where Gandhi was from.
Who was played in the eponymous 1982, Academy Award winning biopic by Ben Kingsley
Who divorced his German wife, Alexandra Christmann, in 2005
Which God isn't overly fond of divorce.

Pope John Paul II
Although ultra conservative on religious matters he issued a number of apologies for....

  • The treatment Galileo received at the hands of the Church when he suggested that the sun might be the centre of our solar system (as opposed to the earth). This apology was issued in 1992 - almost 400 years after Galileo initially made the suggestion and many years since this was openly thought in schools around the world.
  • The church's involvement in the African slave trade.
  • The injustices committed against women, the violation of women's rights and for the historical denigration of women
Clearly, these were all A-OK in the eyes of WBC - so a-protesting the should probably have gone.

Freddy Mercury
Ok, I'm not entirely sure what Freddie could have done to earn the ire of the nice folk at WBC... oh wait... he allowed Vanilla Ice to sample 'Under Pressure'. Dum de dum duh duh dum dum indeed! Protest!

Katy French

Socialised in the same places as IT boy Gavin Lambe Murphy.
Who.. just hasn't found the right woman yet.

Was assassinated in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald.
Oswald claimed he was a patsy.
The good folk at WBC misheard and thought he had said he was a "pansy".

Close friend of Diana Princess of HeartsTM
Who was a friend of Elton John.
Who...just hasn't found the right woman yet.

Hung around with 12 guys?
Was kissed by one of them?

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