The actor wasn't gay and has dated many beautiful women such as Heather Graham, Eartha Kitt, Naomi Watts and has a child with actress Michelle Williams. He did however play a gay cowboy in the film "Brokeback Mountain" which to the Westboro Baptist Church is good enough.
Australian Baptists and the Baptist World Alliance who are not associated with the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas have condemned the actions of the church and are praying for the Ledger family.
Shirley Phelps Roper the daughter of Fred Phelps the church founder said: " All the depraved sons and daughters of Adam will be destroyed by God the ultimate terminator for anything remotely suspect to us and we shall fight them all the way to the gates of Hell as long as the camera crews turn up."
Old Knudsen a leading theologist said: " I'm really sick of all these religious cults claiming to know what God likes or dislikes have they ever met him ? God hates cucumber because it makes him burp and is lactose intolerant which is a shame because he loves ice-cream. God loves me (though not in a gay way) and hates those who picket funerals. Phelps better hopes he or his spawn never meet me in the street."