meeting hate with humor
when members of the westboro baptist church (the "god hates fags" people) arrived to protest at the university of chicago this week, they were greeted by a counter-protest of over 100 students carrying signs reading, "god hates the new facebook," "god hates figs," "god plays laser tag" "let alf into heaven," god listens to kenny loggins," and, my personal favorite, "god watches 'the watchmen' but he thought the movie was shit."
“it was like a celebration," one student said. "it was really cool to see so many people come out in support of diversity and gay people...and religious freedom.” during the counter-protest, students raised over $500 for a youth center that provides health services to the LGBT community, and collected signatures on a petition supporting the overturning of prop 8.
the proverbial 11 o'clock number was provided, however, by alpha delta phi, who had a special musical welcome for the westboro crew:
shirley phelps-roper, spokesperson for westboro, wasn't so keen on delta phi's moves:
“These people think that they have the power, this arrogant nation, to change God. The little girly boys up there with their clothes half off gyrating around—they might as well flip off their god.”
here's more video of the arrogant, powerful god-changers (and a little extra of the gyrating fratties):
(hat tip andrew sullivan & avi schwab)