Here's one for the bizarro file. After the hideous Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) wackos claimed they planned on picketing the funerals of the victims of the Boston Bombings (which they actually did not), members of the Satanic Temple decided it was payback time. So what better way of aggravating the "God Hates Fags" church founder Fred W. Phelps and his devotees than to perform a "Pink Mass" at the grave of his mama Catherine Idalette Johnston. According to the Satanic Temple, dead mama Phelps is now gay.
As per Jonathan Smith of Vice.com:
The Pink Mass is a Satanic ritual performed after death that turns the deceased's straight spirit into a homo one—it’s not unlike the Mormon practice of baptizing the dead, only much gayer.
On Sunday the Satanic Temple, which first came into the national spotlight last January when the organization announced its support for Florida Governor Rick Scott, went to the Phelps family graveyard in Mississippi to perform the ritual. (Two Pink Masses were performed, one with a female couple and another with men.) I contacted Lucien Greaves, the Temple’s spokesperson and officiator of the ceremony, to find out what exactly the Pink Mass entials. While he didn't get into specifics, he told told me via email that "there were, in fact, scriptures recited, candles lit, and a ceremonial proceeding that we may eventually post the details of at our website, westboro-baptist.com. That is, if the Pink Mass generates sufficient interest to the point that other responsible parties, respectful of the graveyard, wish to perform their own."
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Satanists versus Christian extremists- a match made in heaven, er, hell. [A side note here, Fred Phelps and WBC might be Christian extremists, but Phelps is a Democrat. I assume the others are as well.]
It's not the first time the WBC has been targeted by fringe groups. The hacktivist group Anonymous targeted them as well after they announced they would picket the funerals of the Sandy Hook Massacre.