Okay, this could get ugly.
Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based organization that made its name picketing military funerals to protest the country’s policy on gay soldiers, plans to make an appearance at the funeral of “Jackass” stuntman Ryan Dunn.
Apparently the congregation, led by pastor Fred Phelps and his Twitter-happy daughter, was offended by Dunn’s most famous “Jackass” stunt: the insertion of a toy car into his rectum.
In one of the printable passages from the church’s press release about Dunn, they write:
“This arrogant jackass, famous for his ‘vulgar stunts’ at which this nation snickered, died in a car accident in Goshen, PA (one of the most evil states to ever exist) after tweeting a picture of himself & two “friends” drinking – just hours before a 3 AM high-speed crash left him & his passenger dead & in flames. This is no prank! In His wrath, God cut off this young man in the prime of his life, because he made a mock of sin, and taught his fellow man to grievously sin against God!”
It goes on:
“God will not acquit an arrogant, proud, filth-loving sinner, who spent every ounce of every resource God gave him to pimp grotesque, nasty (and not even slightly funny) sin!”
Okay. Thanks Westboro Baptist.
It’s downright Christian of you to warn Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera and the rest of the “Jackass” crew — men known not to flinch at the site of raw sewage or a nest of angry hornets — that you’ll be within striking distance.
Honestly, what Roger Ebert said feels kinda tame now.