UPDATE: Lampanelli donates $50K to GMHC, world doesn’t end, and Camping recalculates

Lisa Lampanelli zings Westboro; Harold Camping gets it wrong again

Last Friday, I wrote here about how insult comic and “queen of mean” Lisa Lampanelli would be performing at the Topeka, Kansas Performing Arts Center, and how Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church loonies had announced they would protest outside the center because Lampanelli is pro-LGBT. So then Lampanelli announced she would donate $1,000 for every protester who showed to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, an AIDS/HIV service organization in New York.

The Phelps clan did show up outside the Performing Arts Center, and Lampanelli’s people counted 44 of them. But the Westboro bunch claimed there were 48 protesters, so Lampanelli decided to donate $50,000. She is supposed to go to GMHC tomorrow (Wednesday) to present them with a check.

Below is an interview with Lampanelli published online today by The Village Voice in which she explains what led up to the situation in Topeka and how she even took her audience outside during the performance there to make fun of the Westboro protesters, including getting a gay couple to make out in front of them. Here’s video from the Village Voice website:

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WATCH: In honor of Harold Camping, here’s Debbie Harry’s version of ‘Rapture’

Harold Camping

I wrote this blog on Wednesday expressing mild skepticism about Harold Camping’s prediction that “the Rapture” will happen tomorrow (Saturday, May 21) and the world will be totally annihilated in October.

But hey, you never know what might happen, and I could be wrong in my skepticism. So here’s a little something in honor of Preacher Camping. (Thanks Maeve O’Connor for the link!)

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