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Of Course: Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Robin Williams’ Funeral

holygoddamnshitballs:

In what is probably the least shocking news you’ll hear today, the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church announced this week that they will picket the late comedian and actor Robin Williams’ funeral, Gay Star News points out.

The anti-gay organization, headquartered in Topeka, Kan., has a very long and tiring history of picketing the funerals of war vets and other celebrities for their “fag enabling” and “god-hating” ways. WBC said its members will hold signs at the memorial for Williams,who took his own life Monday, and said he “decided to use his considerable talent to push filthy lifestyles, flagrant debauchery and hedonism.”

The WBC made their announcement via Twitter using the hashtags “#MustPicketFuneral” and “PicketFuneral.”

The church also tweeted a link to a video from Williams’ HBO special “Weapons of Self-Destruction,” where he mocks the Catholic Church’s views on homosexuality. And of course the WBC called him “evil” and said he is “burning in hell.”

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"According to all evidence, God hates Robin Williams & he’s burning in hell," the group tweeted Tuesday. And for some reason, they tweeted this message to E! Online, Khloe Kardashian, Harry Styles and Demi Lovato.

Williams, 63, was found dead in his Northern California home Monday. He had been suffering from depression and San Francisco Bay Area sheriff officials said Tuesday that he committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt.

According to Gay Star News, members of the WBC are already in California and have been picketing the headquarters of social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and Pinterest as part of their “God Hates the Media” campaign.

A date for Williams’ funeral and services has not been announced. According to the WBC’s website, godhatesfags.com, their picket schedule does not mention a picket involving Williams. They plan to be in Kansas City, Mo., by August 19, however, to protest Katy Perry’s concenter at the Spring Center.

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Suicide is a decision made out of desperation, hopelessness, isolation and loneliness. The black hole that is clinical depression is all-consuming. Feeling like a burden to loved ones, feeling like there is no way out, feeling trapped and feeling isolated are all common among people who suffer from depression.

People who say that suicide is selfish always reference the survivors. It’s selfish to leave children, spouses and other family members behind, so they say. They’re not thinking about the survivors, or so they would have us believe. What they don’t know is that those very loved ones are the reason many people hang on for just one more day. They do think about the survivors, probably up until the very last moment in many cases. But the soul-crushing depression that envelops them leaves them feeling like there is no alternative. Like the only way to get out is to opt out. And that is a devastating thought to endure.

Until you’ve stared down that level of depression, until you’ve lost your soul to a sea of emptiness and darkness… you don’t get to make those judgments. You might not understand it, and you are certainly entitled to your own feelings, but making those judgments and spreading that kind of negativity won’t help the next person. In fact, it will only hurt others.

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blizzardelsa:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Depression is made out to be like an epidemic on this site. I’m pretty sure surrounding yourself in images and gifs of self harm isn’t going to be great for your overall happiness seeing as you’re on this site 24-fucking-7. Also, quit blaming society and education systems for all your problems.

If you’re depressed, get help. Therapy, medications, GET OUT OF THE FUCKING HOUSE. Being a shut-in all day is horrible for your health(i would know). Surround yourself with positivity not sad black and white pictures. The only one who can help you, is you.

blizzardelsa:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Depression is made out to be like an epidemic on this site. I’m pretty sure surrounding yourself in images and gifs of self harm isn’t going to be great for your overall happiness seeing as you’re on this site 24-fucking-7. Also, quit blaming society and education systems for all your problems.

If you’re depressed, get help. Therapy, medications, GET OUT OF THE FUCKING HOUSE. Being a shut-in all day is horrible for your health(i would know). Surround yourself with positivity not sad black and white pictures. The only one who can help you, is you.

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"People who’ve survived suicide attempts have reported wanting not so much to die as to stop living, a strange dichotomy but a valid one nevertheless. If some in-between state existed, some other alternative to death, I suspect many suicidal people would take it."

(Source: psychologytoday.com)

— 2 weeks ago
Charlotte Dawson was found dead this morning

hi-emily:

I know not many people will care, but it’s important that everyone who thinks that celebrities have it easy understands that they are still human. They can still break. Charlotte Dawson has been battling cyber-bullying, abuse and depression for years, and she finally took her life. She was 47.
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beautyfrompain-4:

RIP Charlotte Dawson Who took her own life 22/02/2014 In a reminder to us all that depression can impact any one of our lives. And greater awareness needs to be shared about this brutal illness, that continues to take so many lives each and every day. If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression or suicidality, do not be afraid to speak up and seek treatment.

beautyfrompain-4:

RIP Charlotte Dawson
Who took her own life 22/02/2014
In a reminder to us all that depression can impact any one of our lives. And greater awareness needs to be shared about this brutal illness, that continues to take so many lives each and every day.
If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression or suicidality, do not be afraid to speak up and seek treatment.

— 2 weeks ago with 37 notes