The Westboro Baptist Church have announced they will be picketing the funeral of Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker, who was killed last weekend in a tragic car crash explosion. “The furious God cut off Paul Walker! Thank God for His condign wrath! WBC to picket funeral!” tweeted the Westboro Baptist Church. “Paul Walker had a duty to live sober, righteous, godly #HeFailed #InHell Wants YOU to heed our warning (Luke 16).” They also included a Twitter photo and Vine video of their controversial signs, including “Don’t Worship The Dead,” and slammed Walker in their picket announcement.
“Paul served himself & the gods of this world (money, fame, excess of riot, etc.) while refusing to serve His Creator & use his platform to encourage his neighbors to do the same,” read the photo. “He’s in Hell & Westboro will #PicketFuneral.” No specific funeral arrangements or dates for Walker’s service have yet to be announced.
The controversial church has gained a reputation for picketing at the funerals of military soldiers who died serving the U.S., claiming they will burn in hell for supporting a nation that condones homosexuality. However, the church has also attacked mainstream Hollywood in recent years. They protested at this year’s Academy Awards and picketed outside the concerts of several musicians including Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
It was confirmed that the driver of the vehicle lost control of the car and crashed into a tree or post, after which the car burst into flame. Walker’s friend, 38-year-old, Roger Rodas, was also killed in the crash. TMZ reports that dental records for Walker need to be obtained because his body is unrecognizable due to his burns from the fire.