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This truly was a delight to write.

It was a 'no contest' showdown, when thousands of folks in Moore, Oklahoma, came out in the cold and rain, to counter-protest the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). The vile WBC group was scheduled to picket a school, where children had died in last year's horrific tornadoes. Their allotted time was 2:00 - 2:30 on Sunday, April 6. The police were there to enforce free speech, but were hardly a deterrent when the large crowd began crossing the road towards the hate group. Within two minutes, the WBC picketers realized the danger, stuffed themselves, and their signs, into their vehicles - and left the scene rather quickly. Smart move on their part. No arrests were made.

See KOCO News Video
YouTube Video of Oklahoma Protest Against WBC (by AJVegas):
Good for the folks of Oklahoma. This isn't a first. Communities around the country continue to trump the WBC's odious agenda. Last year the residents of Santa Monica, California, formed a human chain to border a pro-LGBT high school. The WBC had no choice but to slither away on that day as well.  

Video of Santa Monica Protest Against WBC (by Ben Ross):

And who could forget the little 5-year old named Jayden, who countered WBC's hate with her 'Pink Lemonade Stand For Peace'. She sold lemonade, with her dad, on the front lawn of the rainbow-painted Equality House, which happens to be situated directly across from the Westboro Baptist Church compound. So far Jayden has raised over $26,000 for Planting Peace. Thanks WBC!

Image of Jayden's Protest Against WBC (by Megan Rogers):

I've written more diaries/stories than I'd like to admit about this group. Facing bolder resistance - and now with their hate-filled leader, Fred Phelps, dead and gone, perhaps Westboro Baptist Church will realize they are not really a church, they are not really Baptists, and they are definitely not wanted around - anywhere.

Special thanks: Anomaly/Freak Out Nation
Liberals Unite
Headline Photo: KOCO News

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