Church Group Picketing Sage Stallone Funeral
The 36 year old son of actor Sylvester Stallone will be laid to rest on Saturday, July 21, but members of the Westboro Baptist Church are promising to picket the funeral to protest the fact that Sage Stallone’s father has been married three times.
Westboro patriach Fred Phelps’ daughter Margie tweeted hours after Stallone was found dead: “Thrice-married rebel taught his son to mock God. #picketfuneral MT@digitalspy: Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage Stallone found dead, aged 36.”
Westboro Baptist Church, founded by Fred and Margie Phelps, has a pattern of using celebrity funerals as their platform to spread the message that anyone who doesn’t follow God’s law, or their interpretation of it, is doomed.
She continued “Adulterous dad brought wrath of God on son. #BloodOnDadsHands#picketfuneral #woe MT @GlobalGrind: Sylvester Stallone son, Sage, dead at 36.”
She continued, addressing Sylvester Stallone: “Chance to redeem yourself with God. Tell @TheSlyStallone to mourn for his sins, not pimp out son’s dead body to.
Sylvester Stallone was married three times and Sage was his first child with Sasha Czack, who was his first wife.
Sage Stallone was found dead in his home earlier this week and prescription drug use is suspected in having played a part in his untimely passing.
Sylvester Stallone, 66, has asked that his family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.
“When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain,” he said in a statement released to TMZ. “Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son’s memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha.”
There will be a closed casket. In lieu of flowers, Sage’s mother Sasha has requested that donations be made to the organization Autism Speaks.