Like it has done time and time again, the hate-group of the Westboro Baptist Church has announced that they will be attempting to protest at the site of the late David Bowie’s funeral. The WBC declared Carnagie Hall, the site of Bowie’s memorial concert, as the
“perfect picket place.”

All of this is despicable business-as-usual for the group, but what is really worth reporting on is the incredible efforts by the opposition group Planting Peace to gather donations in memory of Bowie.

“To honor David, please join Planting Peace in counteracting the WBC’s message of hate through a fundraising event to benefit children living with cancer. Through this fundraiser, Planting Peace will make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Mr. Bowie’s memory.”

Planting Peace has acted against the WBC in the past, painting a house across the street from the WBC headquarters a stunning array of rainbow colors, raising over $110,000 for St. Jude’s hospital in memory of Robin Williams, and holding a fictional wedding for wizards Dumbledore and Gandalf (That is where we draw the line! Everyone knows that Dumbledore was deeply in love with Gellert Grindelwald).

The fundraiser is here, and so far has raised a little over $3,000 in memory of Bowie.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at