Hats off to Moore, Oklahoma. A contingent from the Westboro Baptist Church hate group showed up there on Sunday to picket. Why? Because of a sign put up by Moore Liquor shop owner Bryan Kerr to celebrate the May 19 death of the church’s founder, Fred Phelps, and also, according to the church, because an F5 tornado that flattened large areas of Moore last May and killed 24 people was an “example of God’s wrath.”
Waving their “God Hates Fags” signs along with “God Hates Oklahoma” signs, their planned half-hour demonstration lasted all of eight minutes. When angry Moore counterprotesters began to advance past intervening police officers, the WBCers bolted for their cars.
There’s a bit of a back story here explaining Moore’s intense dislike of WBC (as if anyone needs a reason): In the wake of the tornado last May, WBC threatened to picket the funeral of 9-year-old victim Nicolas McCabe. Although they were seen in nearby Norman, OK, they never appeared at the funeral — maybe, just maybe, because hundreds of bikers, the Patriot Guard Riders, had assembled to protect the funeral.
10 thoughts on “WBC run out of Moore, OK”
They are odious people. Good riddance.
They are indeed. They’re enough to make me wish hell really existed.
So there are ‘Christian’ fundamentalists just as insane as the muslims fundmentalists. Why am I not surprised ?! :-\
A rose by any other name …
Very proselytizing roses, all …
This totally thrilled me….. and don’t miss the great one in Santa Monica:
Goosebumps here …
God bless Moore. 😀
It reminds me of the only time I was really proud of the town where I went to school when I was a kid. A white supremacist trial was going on at the federal courthouse in Fort Smith, and an amalgam of hate groups (KKK, neo-Nazis, etc.) decided to do a tour around the region to plead their case. When they got to our town, they were egged and shouted out.
Every time I start to think that people have given up on peace and thinking of their fellow man, people stand up for exactly that, and that gives me hope that we’re not completely screwed as a species.
Maybe that’s why the WBCers exist — to show us how awful hate can be and bring us together to oppose it.
That’s what I’m going with. Now if all these people will stop seeing only the bad in the world, perhaps I can put down my slapping hand,