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Westboro Baptist Celebrates Paul Walker’s Death

Westboro Baptist Church is celebrating the death of 40-year-old actor Paul Walker. In addition to their disturbing messages on Twitter, the group has vowed to attend and picket Walker’s funeral.

The offensive messages began shortly after it was announced that Walker was killed. Through Twitter, the controversial church group posted “the furious God cut off Paul Walker… thank god for his condign [sic] wrath… WBC to picket funeral.”

Subsequent messages were equally disturbing, pointing out that “Paul Walker taught a nation to be fast & furious… he died that same way.” In addition to the messages, church members created a Vine video to underline their point. The small clip features two children playing with toy cars on a race track. At the top of the track is a cardboard sign that says “fast & furious.” At the bottom of the track there are two signs. One says “god hates fags,” the other says “don’t worship the dead.”

It is unknown whether members of the Westboro Baptist Church actually plan to attend Walker’s funeral. However, their hateful words and bizarre video have already upset those mourning the actor’s untimely death. Numerous Twitter users posted responses to the disturbing messages, expressing their outrage and disgust.

Paul Walker was killed in a car accident on November 30. He was the passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by his racing partner Roger Rodas. While the incident is still under investigation, CNN reports Rodas may have been drag racing when the accident occurred.

Friends and family describe Walker as a thoughtful, kind, and talented man. The Fast and the Furious star was known for his “remarkable generosity” toward those less fortunate.

Westboro Baptist Church is notorious for their ultra-conservative views and propaganda. They often prey on victims of tragedy to underline their beliefs.

As Paul Walker’s friends and family mourn his unfortunate and untimely passing, members of the Westboro Baptist Church are using the occasion to spread hate.

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