Like many, I was saddened to learn of Heath Ledger's death on Tuesday. My thoughts go out to his family and friends, and movie goers like myself will miss his vibrant screen presence.
My sadness turned to outrage when I read a Fox new report that the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is spreading the message that Ledger is "now in hell" and plans to picket memorial services in the US. Such hate mongering is repulsive, and church spokespeople such as Shirley Phelps-Roper should remove themselves from the public limelight and take the time to return and read the Gospels. Somehow I don't think Jesus would approve of their actions.