A little background; Fred Phelps, and the asshats who follow him as members of the Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church apparently hates gays so much that they regularly protest at the funerals of servicemen and women who have been killed overseas (defending the right for these maroons to be douche-bags). Classy, right?
Well, they recently got it in their heads to protest gays at the International Comicbook convention in San Diego, the biggest comic con in the world. Well, unbeknownst to these misguided folks they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. You see they were going up against folks who think nothing about dressing up as robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and, well furries, than then walk around in public.
Needless to say, the good folks of San Diego’s Comic-Con were well prepared for the arrival of the Westbror protesters with their own special brand of superhumans where they counter-shouted “WHAT DO WE WANT?” “GAY SEX!” “WHEN DO WE WANT IT?” “NOW!” while brandishing ironic (and some very sincere) signs.
The Westboro protesters were not only not prepared, but simply didn’t know what hit them.
Yeah, that’s right, most of the times these yabos show up, encounters with them degenerate into an angry shouting match, which just gives more air time, and (to their way of thinking) bolsters their cause.
Hopefully this encounter will serve as a model for future encounters (assuming that the Westboro clowns can ever recover what little “dignity” they might have left), and if they ever show up somewhere again, they will be likewise humiliated.
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God, do I love superheroes!