Wow… just when you thought you saw it all.
Let me back up just a bit.
Most of you have probably read the very sad story of the death of Heath Ledger, the young actor who starred in The Patriot, A Knights Tale, The Four Feathers, Brokeback Mountain and many other films. Heath died yesterday in his New York apartment of a possible drug overdose.
He had a 2-year-old child.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. So sad.
Unfortunately, some weirdos have already emerged casting judgement on Heath for his role in Brokeback Mountain. This website (I don’t even want to type the address) from Westboro Baptist Church has posted a “flyer” how they will picket his funeral because he was a “pervert” and he is “now serving in Hell.” It’s so hateful, it is difficult to even read.
NOTE: that weblink is getting a lot of traffic today… so here is the image they have posted on their site:
Other sites have already began posting pictures of what are believed to be amongst the last images of Heath Ledger alive. Tragic.
I guess I just wonder what Bible this church is reading? If they call themselves Christians… what Christ do they belong to? Because the Christ I know was loving, forgiving and gracious to prostitutes, tax collectors and sinners. The worse the sinner, the more they were drawn to Jesus. And Jesus always showed love and grace, balanced with the truth– I just talked about this balance in my blog last week (I can’t help but think how he responded to the woman caught in adultery in John 8).
Pray for Heath’s family… his little girl.
And Jesus told us to pray for our enemies too. So I guess I better start praying for Westboro Baptist Church.