Online Dish: Westboro Baptist Church Pretends to Picket Whitney Houston'’s Funeral; Tweets Photoshopped Pic

Westboro Baptist Church is known for picketing funerals especially those of military or high profile deceased. So when singer Whitney Houston passed away they promised to picket her funeral, claiming that the star died because she "disobeyed God".

Leading up to the funeral, church leader Margie took to Twitter claiming that the church planned to protest at Ms Houston's funeral at New Hope Baptist Church, saying, "So many piling up to blather about her today. Not ONE of them warned her of hell."

During the ceremony, she posted a picture apparently of the protest, adding: 'Did my friends @BET see these lovelies? Such fun singing to @OccupyWallSt. This picket is rocking the house!'

Funny though, I watched the entire funeral and never once saw the protesters. And turns out my eyes aren't deceiving me. It now appears the famous anti-gay and hateful church may not have been at the funeral at all. Instead they used Photoshop to make it seem as though they were there.

The Star-Ledger, New Jersey's biggest newspaper, was quick to debunk the church's claim, pointing out that the area depicted in Phelps's photo was blocked off by police.

The paper's reporters also said there was no sign of protests in that area.

This is not the first time WBC has failed to carry out its promise to picket a funeral.

Last year the church said would launch protests at the funerals of Steve Jobs and Christina-Taylor Green, the nine-year-old girl killed in the Tucson shooting in January.

What do you think of WBC Photo-shopping a picket?

Viewers serve up their thoughts:

Wow! You went IN on em today, huh LOL

Truth Ruth RT Wow! You went IN on em today, huh LOL

what????!

seriously?? What was their reason this time? I can't believe they claim to be a church but hate on so many people.

Ben: those sick people contradict themselves

Steve writes: thast side-they Really need to get a life....pun intended!

Zenon writes: CHRISTINA- TAYLOR GREEN says it all about these sorry ass idiots. If they planned on Protesting at this little girls funeral, that tells U a whole lot about these sorry ass people and their so called organization. Whitney's funeral was to...o big and too publicized so they knew if they had actually showed up at Whitney's funeral with picked signs screaming, it would have made their group look really bad so that's why they staged it afterwards. Photo shop, come on. More proof that they ain't nothing but a bunch of phoney ass bitches. F*CK em all man. Sincerely, Zenon Martin Yracheta.


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