Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fandom vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church have clearly met their match-- viz., attendees of Comics Con in San Diego this weekend. Here's the beginning of the report from Comics Alliance:
They've faced down humans time and time again, but Fred Phelps and his minions from the Westboro Baptist Church were not ready for the cosplay action that awaited them today at Comic-Con. After all, who can win against a counter protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and...kittens?

Unbeknownst to the dastardly fanatics of the Westboro Baptist Church, the good folks of San Diego's Comic-Con were prepared for their arrival with their own special brand of superhuman counter protesting chanting "WHAT DO WE WANT" "GAY SEX" "WHEN DO WE WANT IT" "NOW!" while brandishing ironic (and some sincere) signs. Simply stated: The eclectic assembly of nerdom's finest stood and delivered.
The report is accompanied by lots of amusing images and a video. You can view them here.

1 comment:

Josh said...

PZ was inspired to write a nice paean to fandom.