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US: God Hates Fags church does ice bucket challenge, nominates gay rights group

Nick Duffy August 22, 2014
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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.

It has swept the world by storm, with many celebrities and gay icons taking part.

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.

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Related topics: ALS, Anti-gay, Church, God Hates Fags, homophobes, Ice bucket Challenge, US, westboro baptist church

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