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- Posted on May 21st 2010 12:10AM by Chris Cope
The infamous church from Kansas, who have a history of well-documented hatred towards homosexuals, are planning to protest at the memorial in Hollywood on May 30, citing that the singer is a "Satan worshipper."
In a statement released on Thursday, May 20, the church said the ex-Rainbow/Black Sabbath singer used his status and platform to "teach rebellion against God, in the form of glorying atheism, promoting the devil hand sign and other such idolatries."
The statement also read, "The arrogant God-hating fool changed his name from Padavona to Dio (meaning "God" in Italian). His Black Sabbath fans worshipped him as a god. He stood idly by & watched his niece, Gen Padavona, become a filthy porn star. God's promises are true, including his promise to punish the wicked forever."
As previously reported on Spinner, the public memorial for Dio, who was 67, will take place on May 30 at The Hall of Liberty on Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles.
Wendy Dio, the singer's manager and wife, has requested in lieu of sending flowers, people should instead donate to the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund' by sending donations to: Niji Entertainment Group, 12400 Ventura Blvd. #624, Studio City, CA 91604, USA.