Someone has died, and you know what that means: The Westboro Baptist Church are planning a protest. The there’s-always-a-reason-to-protest group recently announced that they’ll be picketing the funeral of Sage Stallone, the 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czak.
Margie Phelps, the daughter of controversial preacher Fred Phelps, has been using Twitter to recruit people to Stallone’s funeral.
So why picket Sage Stallone’s funeral? Well, the Westboro Baptist Church has never had a hard time finding a reason to stage a protest. They’ve protested military funerals, the funerals of LGBT youths, and fashion week in NYC.
The hate group is protesting Sage’s funeral because his father, Sylvester Stallone, has been married three times.
Margie Phelps writes:
“Thrice-married rebel taught his son to mock God. #picketfuneral.”
The Huffington Post reports that Sylvester Stallone has been married three times. He had Sage, his first child, with his first wife, Sashha Czack. The two were married in 1975 and were divorced a decade later. In 1985 Sly married actress Brigitte Nielsen and in 1997 he married Jennifer Flavin.
Since Sage’s death, rumors have been circulating about how he died. The Westboro Baptist church is the only group blaming Sly’s multiple wives for Sage’s death but rumors have been circulating that the young Stallone overdosed or that he committed suicide. Sylvester has asked the media to stop speculating about his son’s death until the results of the autopsy are returned.
The Inquisitr reported earlier this week that the investigation into Sage Stallone’s death was recently transferred robbery homicide.