The Westboro Baptist Church lunatics preached their hate outside Twitter's San Francisco headquarters last week. Why? Apparently the anti-gay church loves the social media service, but only when it's used for "God's word to be preached to a doomed nation of God-hating rebels!" Riiiiight.
Some clever counter-protesters crashed the WBC picket, using the opportunity to mock founder Fred Phelps and his followers. Check out some of the hilarious signs, and watch this video of counter-protester Philip Huang, who used humour to mock the WBC:
This kind of counter-protest is a great way to make a statement — exposing homophobic lunatics using parody and humour, without calling on government or the law to shut them down.
Canada is a regular target of the Westboro Baptist Church. Word spread in August 2008 that Phelps's crew was set to picket a Toronto production of the Laramie Project. Phelps's crew never showed up, but Toronto queers staged a counter-protest anyway. Check out the video below: