OKLAHOMA CITY - On the heels of sports history, Westboro Baptist Church has pledged to picket outside of Wednesday night's Thunder game in Oklahoma City.
The outspoken group announced its intentions on its website, godhatesfags.org, Wednesday afternoon. Westboro Baptist, known for showing up at large gatherings to protest homosexuality, among other "abominations," also tweeted their plans.
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"We will be protesting the Thunder game tonight. May God punish the sinners!" they tweeted.
When asked why they chose to protest in Oklahoma City, the group tweeted "because they support the Gay agenda. God punished them by injuring their player. God punished the entire NBA for same reason."
Jason Collins, a 34-year-old journeyman NBA player who has never played for the Thunder organization, became the first active player in a major American sport to go public with his homosexuality Monday.
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The group also plans to picket the Nets-Bulls game in Chicago Thursday.
The Thunder have not issued a response. Wednesday's game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
As of Wednesday evening, 357,954 people have signed a White House petition to officially label Westboro Baptist a hate group. That's 200,000 more signatures than the second-most popular petition.
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