I’ve always said that if they ever came anywhere near my home to protest, I would like to do something cool like this to stop them.
The Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket at the University of Alabama on May 18 to “remind them of the wrath of God that visited them two years ago, wherein they did not have finals, and their graduation exercises were cancelled.” In 2011, a massive tornado ripped through Alabama, killing 253 people. The heaviest destruction was in Tuscaloosa, where 47 people were killed, including 6 UA students.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has made a statement: “They have a right to free speech, and as long as they abide by the laws of this city and this state, that is their right to protest as they choose,” Maddox said. “Personally, I have a different take. The God I saw after April 27 was a God of love, compassion and generosity.”
My thoughts: Let’s organize. Dead serious. There’s a law in Alabama saying that protesters have to be 1000 feet away from funerals, but that’s not good enough for me. Let’s dress up like zombies or form a crimson wall or something. (I’m aware that most of my readers don’t even live in Alabama though.) I live like 2 hours from Tuscaloosa. I’m game for shutting down Westboro.
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These are their famous signs. This is so beyond wrong.