Today the folks from Westboro Baptist Church (they call it a church, but I have to say it does not fit my understanding of that word) were protesting at a school in my community. They were spreading their hateful messages (there is a gay student alliance in Clayton) and I decided I wanted to go out and make sure the students there knew that the community supports diversity and does not condone hate. The numbers were overwhelmingly on the side supporting the students! What an incredibly positive vibe!
I took a lot of photos, particularly capturing some of the signs people were holding. There was a wide array of signs — local groups saying they support the rights of students, people sharing generally positive messages of love and my favorite set — signs that spoke to how ludicrous some of the Bible quoting that is done can get (cause Westboro certainly takes a lot of liberty if you ask me).
I will let the signs speak for themselves (as well as the people holding them in so many cases) but I think I need to put my favorite of all the signs first. Afterall, once you see it, you’ll realize that it was meant to be here on the blog! This seemed like it was calling “JPlovesCOTTON” in an ear-piercing scream!