Comedian Adam Hills has mocked the Westboro Baptist Church for their plans to picket the funeral of actor Robin Williams.

The Topeka-based anti-gay church, known for their ‘God Hates Fags’ banners, announced last week that they would picket any memorial for the actor, who starred as a gay man in The Birdcage and cross-dressed in Mrs Doubtfire.

Ranting about the plans on The Last Leg, comedian Adam Hills dug into the church.

He said: “Firstly, regardless of your religious beliefs, you don’t disrupt a funeral.

“A person died, his family are mourning, it’s not about you dickhead.

“Secondly, if you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life Westboro Baptist Church, how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert?

“Surely that’s more a threat to Christianity than the guy who said ‘Do you think God ever gets stoned? Look at a platypus, I think he might’?

“I will personally pay for every member of Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now, I’ll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset.”

A pro-gay group is countering the group’s plans by raising money for one of the actor’s chosen charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.