Westboro Baptist Church Releases God Will Always Hate You Parody, Will Picket Whitney Houstons Funeral

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The has announced plans to picket ’s funeral, set to take place in her native Newark, N.J. Saturday, one week after her death.

“Yay! 2 pickets in NJ-Whitney Houston funeral & [legislature],” Margie Phelps, daughter of church pastor Fred Phelps, tweeted this week.

The controversial Topeka, Kansas-based “church” is known for picketing the funerals of soldiers, celebrities and gays. According to the Christian Post, it‘s unclear why exactly the church would target Houston’s funeral: she was Christian and grew up attending church in Newark.

But in a separate tweet, Margie Phelps referred to Houston as a “gay icon.” She also posted a picture of a sign church members will presumably carry, reading “Whitney in hell” and depicting her smoking a small pipe, a reference to her drug addiction past.

Ahead of Houston’s funeral, members of the church released their own rendition of Houston’s famous song “I Will Always Love You,“ titled ”God Will Always Hate You.”

Listen below (lyrics follow):

If you had obeyed, you would not be in those flames
Now you know, that it’s so, God hated you every step of your way

And God will always hate you – ooh! Oh Whitney, He hates you
Now you, you druggie you,

All your sins’ memories, that is what you left all to see
It’s too late, at 48
Now you can’t tell others to heed

Cuz God will always hate you
Oh Whitney, He hates you
(Musical interlude.)
Your God treated you kind
Gave your voice, a talent to use
And you played the whore, with filthiness But above all this, our signs you refused And God will always hate you

He will always hate you
Whitney you know He hates you
He will always hate you!
He will always hate you!
He will always hate you! You!
Druggie, He hates you
He will always, He will always hate you- ooh-ooh

As the Post pointed out, the Westboro Baptist Church has not always followed through in picketing every funeral they announced they would attend.

(h/t Huffington Post)