by John Grooms
Youre 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 WBCs 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. Its one man with a sign thats bold, direct, to the point, and so, so in tune with how many people feel about the WBC jerks. Heres the Charleston counter-protester.