THINK FAST: Who do you hate more? The terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or the Westboro Baptist “Church”? Hard to choose, but to help make the decision, I believe we would all love to see a no-disqualification cage match.
Whelp, you may get your chance soon enough. Yes, seriously.
An Australian comic named Adam Hills heard about Westboro’s plans to picket the funeral of Robin Williams. Speaking on behalf of the rest of us, he wondered how far those idiots would take their God-loathing, humanity-hating bravado. So, he offered to pay for them to fly to Iraq and picket ISIS.
And Westboro accepted. See? You’re smiling, aren’t you? Happiness achieved.
The loons at Westboro Baptist “Church” are known for jonesin’ for their next big stunt, be it picketing a military funeral or finding some other place to hold signs claiming that God hates (insert your favorite ethnicity or sexual orientation here). Whatever they think will get them headlines, they will do it.
Now they want to picket Robin Williams’ funeral because they have nothing better to do. Naturally, the press can’t just ignore their media releases, so this cockamamie idea quickly gained international attention. We’ll call this discouraging phenomenon “unearned media.”
Australian comedian Adam Hills (seen pictured here) has a show called The Last Leg on which he is permitted to get a little randy from time-to-time. He was fairly charged with angst upon hearing the news about Westboro, so he decided to do this:
“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,” he said this week, also offering to pay for first-class airfare.
So, this happened, and the crowd goes wild. This won’t end well (or it will, depending on who you ask).
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 21, 2014
For more fun, here’s the clip. Is anyone else as amused as we are? Just checking.
— Adam Hills (@adamhillscomedy) August 19, 2014