Before I was Bar Mitzvahed, as a little kid there was a portion of the service on Yom Kippur where my dad always said don’t look at the altar. Of course, like many children I did the opposite. So did Leonard Nimoy, and when gene Roddenberry said he wanted some sort a greeting Vulcan to Vulcan, Leonard Nimoy remembered what the Cohens, or priesthood of the Jewish religion did when we were not allowed to see as children. My dad and I would laughed as this was our little secret when watching Star Trek. I like to say I’m a second generation science fiction nerd.
I’ve said this before on my blog, his passing felt like a member of the family had passed. I am so grateful that these usurpers of religion were unable to tarnish his funeral.
By Dominic Kelly,
Mon, March 2, 2015
The Westboro Baptist Church was unable to protest the funeral of “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy because they couldn’t find where it was being held.
The death of Nimoy, a legendary actor known mostly for his iconic role as Spock in the classic “Star Trek” franchise, affected many people last week, but the members of the Westboro Baptist Church apparently decided that they wanted picket his funeral. While Nimoy was a more quiet and low-key public figure, the WBC made the announcement that they were planning to make his funeral a spectacle.
Now, the group of protesters has taken to Twitter to announce that they were unable to picket the late actor’s funeral because they couldn’t figure out the location. They also made a reference to Nimoy’s co-star William Shatner, who had previously announced that he couldn’t make it to the funeral due to a charity ball.
“Leonard Nimoy’s funeral is today, but nobody is sharing WHERE,” the group tweeted. “So Westboro AND @WilliamShatner can’t attend.”
The folks at Westboro Baptist Church are known for protesting the funerals of celebrities, fallen soldiers, and other public figures and holding up signs that say, “God Hates Fags” and “Thank God for 9/11.” It’s not entirely clear why the group wanted to protest Nimoy’s funeral in the first place.
Sources: The Inquisitr, The Independent / Photo Sources: The Inquisitr, The Independent