Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Westboro Church to fly to South Africa to protest at Nelson Mandela's funeral

See also

They have protested at memorial services and funerals of television and movie stars, fallen marines, and at sites of mass tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting.

More Photos

Now the Westboro Baptist Church is posting on Twitter that they plan on buying tickets to fly to South Africa to protest at the funeral of Nelson Mandela, due to his divorce and remarriage being what they called evidence of damnation.

They even cited some quotes on their account regarding adultery and Mandela;

Westboro Baptist ‏@WBCSays 5 Dec
THANK GOD for Nelson Mandela being dropped into hell! Westboro Baptist Church booking flight to South Africa (not banned) to picket funeral!

Westboro Baptist ‏@WBCSays
Nelson Mandela >>
"Whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul." (Proverbs 6:32)

Westboro Baptist ‏@WBCSays 6 Dec
Only thing God remembers is @NelsonMandela divorced/remarried twice. #DiedInAdultery #InHell

Westboro Baptist @WBCSays
"@Saudi_Gazette: Pres. Zuma: Nelson Mandela's funeral Dec 15."

Set up our picket spot, Mr.President!
#Warn S Africa
8:27 AM - 6 Dec 2013

They are hoping that the police in South Africa will cooperate with them and help them protest as well.

The church which has gained it's fame from protesting at the funerals and memorials with "God Hates F*ags" and "Gay People go to Hell"signs is considered to be the largest hate group ever.

A petition was even sent to the white house to get Obama to designate it as a hate group.

The founder, Fred Phelps and his family post often on Twitter and their website, where they plan on protesting and they are never shy in saying how they feel regardless of the negative posts and even sometimes life threatening responses they get from people who are against what they do.

They recently reported they would post at the late actor, Paul Walker's funeral and also protested at a recent Drake concert saying this;

"This Canadian born (God hates Canada) Jew spends his days teaching the nations to whore.

Drake - God gave you this platform, your duty is to use it to glorify God. The oracles of God were entrusted to the Jews, and that Word of God will not change!"

No word yet on if they have heard from the South African Police regarding helping them picket, but it is highly unlikely that would happen, but the Westboro Church seems to already know what the answer will be considering this twitter post;

WBCsays surviving insulting Mandela in South Africa would be a miracle of such a scale that i'd start believing in @TheTweetOfGod

Maybe a trip to South Africa might just be the best thing for the horrible WBC hate group and maybe teach them a lesson.

To get Email updates when a new article is posted, please subscribe above and follow me on Twitter @Maggiesmom626


Arts & Entertainment

  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City 'Bangerz' show
    Today's Buzz
  • Kim Kardashian
    Watch Kim Kardashian transform from socialite to one of Hollywood's hottest moms
    Celebrity Buzz
  • X-Men
    The final trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is here, and it's marvelous
    Movie Buzz
  • Woman mugged
    A woman is mugged on live TV during a segment discussing the crime rate
    Pop Culture
  • Clint Lowery
    Exclusive: Clint Lowery talks about the new acoustic Sevendust album and much more
    Celebrity Q&A
  • Jermaine Jackson
    Jermaine Jackson shuts down filming of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' over hoarding accusations
    TV Buzz

Related Videos:

  • HBO Latino presents 'Santana de Corazon' TV special
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg engaged!
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518198344" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Miley Cyrus: No twerking in a hospital gown
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518195752" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!