‘westboro baptist church and me’
courtesy of ‘Burstein!’
It’s hard to deal with the hateful jackasses at Westboro Baptist Church with the degree of response that they need, as curbstomping useless hatemongers is still technically aggravated assault, but it’s still good to let them know how we feel. For that, the Sexist at the City Paper has a great guide to how to handle a Phelps protest, which includes the sort of thing that you should put on your signs, how to not get arrested, and how to generally behave. It’d be great if DC could put together some quality counter protests to generally drown out these feckless thugs.
SF had some great counterprotests in January for those looking for more sign inspirations:
http://sfist.com/2010/01/29/lowell_hs_students_counter_protest.php (more pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlmofo/sets/72157623305348400/)
A group in Richmond is peacefully protesting WBC… a great idea “Pennies in Protest”.