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Westboro Baptist is planning to picket Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral

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In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, a seemingly endless stream of celebrities have taken to memorializing the award winning actor's life. However, according to a Feb 3 story by The Huffington Post, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church is planning on protesting Hoffman’s funeral. While this move has caused outrage among many of his fans, it should not be surprising given Westboro’s history.

The group was busy protesting the Super Bowl when the news of Hoffman’s death broke, but this did not stop the group from expressing its opinion. After sending several offensive tweets aimed at the actor, the group announced that it would be picketing his funeral.

For those that have the pleasure of not being familiar with Westboro, it is a group that rose to fame by picketing the funerals of dead soldiers, celebrities, politicians and pretty much anyone else that the group disagrees with.

How do you feel about the group’s decision to protest Hoffman’s funeral? Should laws be enacted to prevent groups from partaking in this type of activity?


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