The Westboro folks got quite the surprise when they showed up to protest the funerals of those killed in last week’s terror attack in Orlando.
They came to preach…
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSaysRepent) June 16, 2016
But Orlando wasn’t in the mood for Westboro Baptist’s type of proselytizing.
— Gayety (@Gayetyco) June 16, 2016
They showed up, but couldn’t get near the families of the fallen…
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) June 16, 2016
Hundreds of citizens created a “human-chain.”
— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) June 15, 2016
Attendees shielded mourners from their hate.
from the "Human chain link for Pulse Funerals" facebook page <3 pic.twitter.com/2uzzA8kTN1
— soorya (@soorya) June 16, 2016
In the past, bikers have formed human walls to separate funeral goers from Westboro protesters.
— Christopher Hagan (@mywrrd) May 25, 2013
What Westboro adherents have forgotten, is that Jesus never verbally assaulted those he was trying to reach. He was a friend to ordinary people. His attacks were always aimed at the religious leaders of his time, and even politicians. Perhaps the folks at Westboro will realize this, someday, but I wouldn’t hold out too much hope.
H/T IJ Review