Westboro plans to protest 'Jackass' star's funeral

Ryan Dunn
Ryan Dunn

WEST CHESTER, PA (FOX19) - The Westboro Baptist Church, a Topeka, Kansas-based group known for its homophobic and anti-Semantic views, is planning to protest the funeral of 'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn.

Dunn died Monday morning in a fiery car crash in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania.

Westboro said in a press release that they plan to send parishioners to Dunn's funeral in Pennsylvania. The release stated that Westboro, "Will picket any public memorial/funeral held for Dunn, warning all not to make a mock of sin, & to fear and obey God!"

The funeral director for DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home told CNN that on Wednesday that a family-only private memorial for Dunn was in progress - and there was no problem.

A public funeral is planned for Dunn later this week.

Westboro is known for picketing at funerals for soldiers. They have recently been met with counter-protestors.

Authorities said Dunn may have been going 140 miles per hour prior to the crash. Toxicology reports show his blood-alcohol content was two times the legal limit.

Sgt. William La Torre of the police Bureau of Liquor Enforcement tells The Associated Press that the agency has determined that Dunn was apparently not visibly intoxicated when he was served two beers and six shots by bar employees over four hours. Pennsylvania state police say no charges will be filed against the bar.

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