US: God Hates Fags church does ice bucket challenge, nominates gay rights group
The Westboro Baptist Church has taken part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.
The challenge, which raises money for the ALS [motor neurone disease] Association, requires people nominated to either donate $100 to charity or pour a bucket of ice-water over their head.
Now the infamously anti-gay church – which recently pledged to picket memorials for the actor Robin Williams – has taken part.
In the group’s video, a child of a church member took part, pouring a bucket of ice over a sign reading “Hell is Eternal”.
The church group nominated the “Sodomite rainbow house” – an equality centre set up last year by the pro-gay Planting Peace, opposite the church’s headquarters in Topeka.
Planting Peace has raised over $50,000 towards one of Robin Williams’ favourite charities, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, following Westboro’s picket announcement.