Controversial church to picket ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn’s funeral

Westboro Baptist Church will protest any public memorial

The Westboro Baptist Church has announced that it will picket the funeral of Jackass star Ryan Dunn.

Dunn was killed earlier this week (June 20) in a driving accident.

In a press release the church said: “WBC will picket any public memorial/funeral held for Dunn, warning all not to make a mock of sin and to fear and obey God”.

The statement (which judging by the level of literacy within it was written by one of the younger members of the church), went on to say: “Raping priest, selfish faithless parents and lying fag/dyke/whore ‘teachers’ taught him and his entire generation ‘It’s okay to be gay’, ‘God isn’t real’ and to sin like the devil himself.”


The religious group went on to mock the outpouring of his friends, fellow Jackass stars, Steve-O and Johnny Knoxville, presenting their grief as “whining”.

The Westboro Baptist Church has been the subject of two Louis Theroux documentaries in which the presenter highlighted the contradictions in their beliefs.

The group’s founders, including Fred Phelps, have previously been banned from entering the UK on the grounds that they “engaged in unacceptable behaviour by inciting hatred against a number of communities”.