'In your face WBC' Lampanelli presents $50K giant check to gay charity

Fri. May 27, 2011 5:38 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

lisa lampanelli donates $50k check in the name of wbc

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Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli turns table on hate church

New York City - Comedienne, Lisa Lampanelli, made good on her promise and presented a giant check for $50,000 to the Gay Men's Health Clinic in New York City on Tuesday.

"In your face WBC," said Lampanelli as she presented the oversized novelty check. (Watch the video on TMZ.com)

The memo line of the check read, "Donation made possible by the WBC."

It all started last week after the anti-gay and vindictive bullies from Westboro Baptist Church said they would protest Lampanelli's show in Topeka because of her outspoken position on gay rights.

But Lampanelli got the last laugh when she promised to donate $1,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis, the nation's oldest HIV/AIDS organization, for every member of WBC who dared to show.

"I counted 44 but they say 48 and I am rich so I said, ‘Make it an even 50'," Lampanelli told GoPride.com earlier this week.

So he ‘Queen of Mean' donated $50,000 to GMHC by in the name of Westboro Baptist Church, who incidentally was not represented at the check presentation.

No comment from the 81-year-old Rev. Fred Phelps.

WBC is monitored by the Anti-Defamation League and is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Related: Read the GoPride.com interview with Lisa Lampanelli