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Religious Radicals Plan to Picket Sage Stallone's Funeral

Fred Phelps's daughter from the Westboro Baptist Church protest Sylvester Stallone's multiple marriages.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have been called to picket actor l on account of his "adulterous dad," Sylvester Stallone.

After it was announced that the 36-year-old actor had died on July 13, Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro leader Fred Phelps, tweeted to her 5,600 followers, urging them to picket Stallone's funeral.

"Thrice-married rebel taught his son to mock God. ‪#picketfuneral‬," Phelps first tweeted on July 13.

The Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for its organized pickets at military funeralsas part of its anti-gay agenda, is apparently targeting Sage because of his father's previous relationships.

In an article in The Huffington Post, it was reported that Phelps tweeted: "Adulterous dad brought wrath of God on son. ‪#BloodOnDadsHands‬ ‪#picketfuneral‬ ‪#woe‬," Phelps tweeted, adding, "Tell @TheSlyStallone to mourn for his sins, not pimp out son's dead body to more proud sin!"

Sylvester Stallone has been married three times and Sage was his first child with his first wife, Sasha Czack, to whom he was married from 1975 to 1985.

Sylvester has asked that his family's privacy be respected during this difficult time.

"When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain," he said in a statement released to TMZ. "Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son's memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha."

Sage Stallone was found dead in his Studio City home on Friday, July 13. Toxicology results and a cause of death are still pending.

T. Barrolo July 18, 2012 at 06:22 PM
The WBC has been officially designated as a hate group by the SPLC, who track these things. The "church" is primarily made up of a lunatic named Fred Phelps and a few family members who show up at high-profile funerals and events to protest homosexuality or other perceived sins, carrying signs that say things like 'God Hates F*gs'. They're despicable. The Patriot Guard Riders is a motorcycle club formed some years ago for the specific purpose of keeping the Phelps family away from the mourners at military funerals. Who knows, maybe they'll make an appearance at the Stallone funeral.
Cynthia July 18, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Let's hope so!
Jim July 20, 2012 at 12:11 AM
I wish journalists would stop publishing stories about these people. Just like we get fewer car chases when they aren't televised, the WBC will vanish in a poof of nothing if we just stop talking about them. They just aren't worth our time or energy.
Family July 20, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Leave the family be. He was child and his mothers baby he is our nephew. You people who protest need to get a job and learn the meaning of the word Christian , because you are not. God only excepts those who were kind to others in heaven .

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