Westboro Baptist Church Plan to Picket Jeff Hanneman's Funeral

Fundamental Christian group organizing protest.

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NME is today reporting that the Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket the funeral of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The fundamentalist Christian group has previously targeted the funerals of US soldiers. They have also picketed concerts of artists such as Radiohead and Foo Fighters.

According to an announcement on the group's Twitter page, they plan to perform a cover of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" at the funeral:

WBC to #picket funeral of Jeff Hanneman, singing our #CrazyTrain parody at full voice: mp3twit.com/dHM #PartyForSlayer cc: @slayer

Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) May 3, 2013

Slayer fans have already started to organize a counter-picket, with some suggesting throwing red-paint-filled water balloons at the group in response. Gwar front man Oderus Urungus has also taken to twitter to express his anger at the Westboro Baptist Church:

Breaking my Twitter vacation again to call upon the metal tribe to show their strength at Jeff Hanneman's funeral and shout down those fucks

Oderus Urungus (@TheRealOderus) May 6, 2013

If u don't know what I mean, a bunch of Westboro Church a-holes are planning to protest. If I was in the states I would be there..represent!

Oderus Urungus (@TheRealOderus) May 6, 2013

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    I think they chose the wrong funeral to picket.
    its their funeral
    Mr Winters
    It should literally be their funeral. The world would be a better place if all those morons were dead.
    Somebody will probably die at the hands of a Slayer fan. I'd bet money on it.
    yeah and then the media is gonna start on the "violent metal fans shit again."
    I don't even think the media has any intention of backing the WBC unless they can bans guns with it.
    Even most media is against the WBC. I doubt they'd really see anything wrong with it.
    Media is evil but it would backfire. Wouldn't the nation then see them as heroes? "What? A metal fan killed/ better yet, beat the living Sh#t out of a WBC member? Awesome!!!" is pretty much how it would go Ha! People would tell the media to STFU lol. I would easily take an assault charge for Jeff.
    You kinda sound just like the WBC.
    WBC Westboro Baptist Cunts.. Home of the missled ass holes poorly brainwashed into believeing the worst logic ever.
    My Last Words
    You'd be surprised to see how easy it is to make people believe the most ridiculous things.. Honestly, I don't blame all the little kids holding up signs with "God hates fags", I mean they don't know no better.. It's sad really..
    I like how they put god, hate, fags in the same sentence and pretend to be christians
    In fairness, the god of the bible really does have some serious anti-gay issues. The WBC are wrong for secular reasons, not theological ones.
    you're right, people shouldnt be held responsible or accountable for their actions, as long as we blame someone right? moron....
    Except he didn't say people shouldn't be held accountable he just said that it's easy to make people believe crazy things, especially kids, and it's true kids generally think the things adults they are close to do are the right things to do. Maybe try grasping what someone is trying to get at before throwing out insults, makes you look like a very small person.
    He can sound like whoever he wants, he's right. I will not shed a tear if these people died tomorrow. What a waste of the gift of life, to spend it criticising and mocking innocent people that have actually contributed something to humanity. Fuck them. Fuck them all. And I'm barely a fan of Slayer.
    "Oooh hey, let's picket the funeral of the lead guitarist of a band whom's fans are known for Carving the band's logo into their flesh . There's no way this could go wrong!"
    My thoughts exactly. I don't think they realize exactly how bat-sh*t crazy Slayer fans can get.
    I don't like to approve violence but these guys are mad c***s, I hope there's some real psychotic Slayer fans turning up. : P It's time for..... Chem- Christian Warfare!
    that church represents pretty much everything that is wrong in modern society and religion
    Amen I may not be a large slayer fan, But i respect the contribution to music they have made. Additionally it is disrespectful to picket ANY funeral. I think bad religion says it all in their combined works of their songs about the true nature of religion in modern society. But also remember that these people represent only the christian extremists like the suicide bombers and whatnot represent only the muslim extremists. Both religions in the morals abhor this kinda stuff. That said, the westbro baptist church needs to be tough a HUGE fking lesson in humility and common decency.
    exactly hes a human being before a rock star...he was a baby, kid, teenager, man. just like us all. this group needs to unexpectedly find them selfs in a SLAYER moshpit surrounded by fire... RIP JEFF! ****ing sucks hes gone.
    That church doesn't represent any other form of religion in any sense.
    Gerard Way Jr
    Seconded; even the most fundamentalist of the fundamentalists scratch their heads at WBC.
    my mothers pastor whom is a fundamentalist Baptist has preach a message to let people know that this is not what Christian should do ever!!!! and they do not even believe what there religion truly teaches....the WBC is a bunch of dumbasses
    40 Westboro Baptist Church members verses hundreds, if not thousands of very sad and angry slayer fans. Yeh this can only end well.
    If they don't get Hell's Angels or something to moderate, there's going to be multiple funerals. Maybe just a mass grave.
    mat hazelwood
    yes Hell's Angels as bouncers would turn out really well, ask the Rolling Stones.
    Heh I think I recall the Angels being quite effective in repelling the WBC before. Oh hell, just get some folks to dress as pirates and counter-protest. That worked wonders here in LR
    They were very effective during the Sandy Hook memorials
    it wouldn't surprise if hells angels are slayer fans aswell, so the wBC will get ****ed up by hells angels and slayer fans
    My Last Words
    "The pickets have resulted in several lawsuits. In 1995, Phelps Sr.'s eldest grandson, Benjamin Phelps, was convicted of assault and disorderly conduct after spitting upon the face of a passerby during a picket.[18] In the 1990s the church won a series of lawsuits against the City of Topeka and Shawnee County for efforts taken to prevent or hinder WBC picketing, and was awarded approximately $200,000 in attorney's fees and costs associated with the litigation. " Just ignore them, giving them attention is exactly what they want..
    WBC, you finally picked the wrong funeral to picket. Your time has come and Hell Awaits. Not to mention, Jeff would love to see these *****s beat up. I hope to soon see a UG headline that reads: 'Raining Blood after WBC brutally beaten at Jeff Hanneman funeral by angry Slayer fans' R.I.P. Jeff, we miss you
    Finally picked the wrong funeral? Because when they picketed Dio's funeral or the Sandy Hook memorial, it was alright? I see where you're coming from, though. For them to protest there is absolute madness... I haut wonder how long they'll last.
    I agree. These people are sick and should be recognized as a hate group. It is seriously just a bunch of losers trying to get attention by making extremely idiotic movements for press.
    It's not that Dio or Sandy Hooks funerals were alright, Slayer fans have been known to be loyal and pretty wild.
    They where at dio's funeral? If they come neer where I live I WILL FUCK THEM UP!!
    ye to be fair if they do get the seven shades of sh*t kicked out of them then its long overdue, these people are just disrespectful scum