Thursday, 24 March 2011

WBC vs Everyone (again)

So, four months ago, Westboro Baptist Church had the tyres of their minivan slashed after protesting at another funeral.
Shortly after protesting the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey in Oklahoma, members of the Westboro Baptist Church headed back to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed. To make matters worse, when they drove into town they were unable to find anyone who would repair it.
Yes, old news, but I only came across the link thanks to someone on Facebook.  It also gave me some food for thought.  What the WBC do is heinous.  But, begrudgingly, they have a right to have their say (as wrong and bigotted and awful as they are).  And isn't slashing their tyres giving them more reason to be even more angry at everyone?  And not helping them either?  Again, people have their own opinions and are perfectly within their rights to refuse to help bastards.  But will that really help the problem?  I suppose this is my rose-tinted glasses at work, but wouldn't showing them that "okay, you're bastards, we hate your message, but we'll be the bigger people here and help you out".  Though I guess that would only give them reason to go all out and assume they're winning support or that everyone else are just pushovers.

Then again, the WBC are easy targets in themselves.  And make lovely inspiration for counter protesters.

Question of the day: Would it work the other way and make lesbians straight?

I don't know why - might be his happy grin, or my love of the word "fabulous" but this was my favourite picture.

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