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Baptist hate group to picket Ronnie James Dio's funeral

Who didn't see this coming? The Westboro Baptist Church, an independent Baptist church and hate group known for its hatred of homosexuals, says it will protest Ronnie James Dio's public memorial service Sunday in Los Angeles.

The group's website says: "You know 67 year old, Satan-worshiping (or at least one of their enablers) Ronnie James Dio (of showing his devil horns to the world each time he goes in public) BLACK SABBATH fame is dead, right? We'll be there! Just because the chances of any of God's elect being amongst this group of heavy metal sycophants is slim to none does not mean they should not get some good words."

The WBC offers up a list of Dio's sins:

"1) He hates his neighbor(s) starting with Ozzy Osbourne, and continuing down to his pornography star niece Gen Padova! 2) He hates God. Pay especial attention to the fact that he changed his original sir name from Padova to Dio, which means God in Italian. 3) Ronnie the simpleton enabled, and encouraged Sorceries: everything he was about including the little finger horn thing (he got this from his mother which is an incantation to ward off the 'evil eye') to the drugs, bloody raw meat and his fellowship with those pentagon necklace wearing freakish band members."

The post concludes: "Yes, Ronnie James Padova (NOT DIO) is currently residing in hell."

I'd write a list of Westboro's sins, but I'm afraid I'd run out of space and time. They're welcome to picket my Lair anytime. I always appreciate company.

Dio, the former singer of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Dio and Heaven & Hell, died May 16 after a battle with stomach cancer.

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[Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:40am]


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