Monday, August 9, 2010

Anti-hate-group protesters get creative

Posted By on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 4:01 PM

You’re no doubt familiar with the dimwits of Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas.  They're the hate-group bozos who travel around the country displaying “God Hates Fags” signs, and claiming (at graveside services, no less) that U.S. soldiers are being killed because God hates America for tolerating homosexuality. Lately, counter-protesters at WBC events have gotten pretty creative with their own signs. This is the kind of anti-hate-group activity we want to encourage, i.e., the relentless ridicule of the knuckle-draggers in our midst.

At one counter-protest, demonstrators matched WBC’s “God Hates Fags” with their own “God Hates Signs” signs, which seemed to confuse the anti-gay gang. At college town WBC protests, students have been standing next to anyone with a “God Hates Fags” sign, holding banners that, right out of Wikipedia,  read “Citation needed.” At the recent Comics Con in San Diego, the satire was ratcheted up a notch by counter-protesters who dressed in full Star Trek uniforms and held signs saying “God Hates Jedis.” Priceless. Our favorite so far, though, is from Charleston, S.C. It’s one man with a sign that’s bold, direct, to the point, and so, so in tune with how many people feel about the WBC jerks. Here’s the Charleston counter-protester.


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