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Published:May 31st, 2010 06:38 EST
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Westboro Baptist Church Idiots Picket Dio's Memorial Service

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"A public memorial service for heavy metal rocker Ronnie James Dio is planned for Sunday, with members of the Westboro Baptist Church saying they will picket the ceremony." Read More

The Westboro Baptist Church`s main wrath is focused on homosexuality, but they will protest against any person or organization that will garner them publicity.

westboro baptist churchAs a member of Black Sabbath Dio popularized the "devil`s horn" sign, where the index and the pinkie fingers are upright and the thumb is held against the two middle fingers. The "devil`s horn" gesture has been universally adopted by headbangers, the sign is ubiquitous at any heavy metal concert.

This doesn`t mean that heavy metal enthusiasts are devil worshippers. The "devil`s horn" sign is as innocuous and commonplace as the beloved peace sign.

Dio was taught the sign by his Italian grandmother as a way to fend off the "evil eye." I doubt that Dio was a devil worshipper, but so what if he was? Devil worship is no more ridiculous than the belief systems of the major religions.

When the members of the Westboro Baptist Church show up to picket Dio`s memorial service, his friends, fans and family should flash the "devil`s horn" to ward off the evil represented by the Westboro Baptist Church.

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