The Westboro Baptist Church continue to prove that they hold nothing sacred by announcing plans to picket the funeral of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died last Sunday in what is being widely reported as a heroin overdose. The picket is not part of their official schedule yet, but that is likely due to Hoffman’s funeral not being given a time or location yet.
“Another 1 bites the dust. Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead #Time2StopTeachingSinYet #picketfuneral #ServeGodandLive,” they tweeted. The Westboro Baptist Church also made reference to Hoffman’s portrayal of Father Flynn in Doubt, later tweeting that “today Philip Seymour Hoffman knows God hates raping priests, such as he portrayed in Doubt. Should’ve said that when he had the platform.”
Of course, not all of Westboro’s picket plans come to fruition. The church boldly declared last year that they would picket the funeral of Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker, but they were not found anywhere near the site. However, they did carry a “Paul Walker Is In Hell” sign when protesting the Golden Globes last month.
Investigators found Hoffman, 46, dead in his NYC apartment with a syringe in his arm and law enforcement sources claim that “he was shooting up in the bathroom.” Hoffman developed a serious drug addiction after graduating college, but went to rehab and had remained sober for 23 years. He relapsed in 2012 and completed a 10-day detox last May, admitting that he had been abusing pills for over a year and had begun using heroin for about a week before seeking treatment.
Police also confirmed this weekend that nearly 50 bags of heroin were found inside Hoffman’s apartment. They also uncovered 20 used syringes in a plastic cup, a variety of prescription drugs and bags filled with an unknown white powder. The New York medical examiner’s office is expected to conduct an autopsy on Monday.