The Westboro Baptist Church has announced they will be picketing the funeral of Paul Walker. The Fast and the Furious actor died yesterday afternoon in a tragic car crash explosion and the controversial church seems gleeful over the news. The Westboro Baptist Church took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the subject and gave every indication that they plan to celebrate his death with a picket of his funeral.
"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 photos of their controversial signs including "Be Wise: Fear God" and captioned the image by writing, "Paul served himself & the gods of his world." No specific funeral arrangements or dates for Walker's service have yet to be announced.
The Westboro Baptist Church has made a reputation out of picketing the funerals of soldiers who fought for the U.S., claiming they were fighting for a nation that supports homosexuality. However, they have also turned their attention to celebrities in recent years. The controversial church has protested outside the concerts of several musicians and bands including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and One Direction. Members of the church also appeared last year on Russell Brand's talk show Brand X and gave a him sign which read: "F-- Pimp Brand."
TMZ reports that the driver of the vehicle in Walker's death accidentally crashed into a post or tree before the car burst into flames. Senior Vice-President at Columbia Tristar Pictures DeVon Franklin tweeted: "Condolences to the family of Paul Walker. Our prayers are with him and his FF at this difficult time."
Numerous celebrities have also taken to Twitter to express their shock and sadness at his tragic death. "What a tragedy," tweeted Ariana Grande. "Cherish every moment with your friends, family & loved ones. You never know what could happen. Heartbreaking #RIPPaulWalker."
Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow. She had recently moved from Hawaii to California in order to be closer to him.