Westboro Baptist Church had every intention to picket “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy‘s Los Angeles funeral on Sunday, but the congregation, known for spewing caustic and intolerant rhetoric at high-profile funerals, was unable to attend because the location of the services were kept private.
“Leonard Nimoy‘s funeral is today, but nobody is sharing WHERE. So Westboro AND @WilliamShatner can’t attend :(,” the church wrote in a Twitter message accompanying a Vine video of a man holding a neon “Love Thy Neighbor Equals Rebuke” sign.
The WBC is notorious for sending members of its congregation to the funerals of soldiers and celebrities, so that they can picket the services with signs preaching intolerance and homophobia.
The group’s mention of William Shatner was a reference to the actor’s recent tweet where the 83-year-old admitted he would be unable to attend the funeral of Nimoy, his longtime “Star Trek” co-star and friend, as he was previously committed to a charitable Red Cross function in Florida.
“I feel really awful,” he had tweeted. “Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.”
As TheWrap previously reported, Shatner flew back to L.A. after his charity event. Cameras caught his arrival at the airport, but the actor did not discuss the funeral.
See the social media message from the WBC here:
— WBCVideo (@WBCVideo) March 1, 2015