Westboro Baptist Church, the extravagantly hateful religious community known for picketing outside the funerals of soldiers and celebrities is planning a visit to Baltimore in early April.
The target of their protests? “The Catholic monstrosity masquerading as Archbishop Curley High School,” Loyola University-Maryland, Catholic High of Baltimore, and the Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference.
There’s never that much logic underlying where Westboro chooses to spew their hate–for example, how they love hoisting “God Hates Fags” signs outside military funerals. But according to the group, Loyola was selected as a target because it is affiliated with the Catholic church, and because it has two LGBT student groups. The two Catholic high schools are being targeted because “the so-called Christians who run these schools and churches teach sin.” And the climate conference? Unclear, but I imagine it has something to do with sin, too.
My favorite thing about Westboro is the amazing counter-protest signs they have inspired. If you have a witty takedown you’d like to share with the world, you can keep up with the church’s planned visit to Baltimore via their protest schedule.
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