Westboro Baptist Hate Church Wimps out in Adam Lambert concert protest
Maybe elderly baptist bigots can’t take the heatwave…
Around 200 people gathered outside Juanita K. Hammons Hall Saturday to counter-protest a planned picket by the Westboro Baptist Church, but the Westboro group never showed up.
The Kansas church has sparked outrage around the country for its pickets, which feature profane and derogatory language warning people about the danger of hell. The group had posted on its website an intention to protest a concert at the hall by Adam Lambert, who is gay.
The group typically preaches that God hates gay people, but also preaches God hates Jews, Catholics and America. It pickets the funerals of dead soldiers, saying the deaths are God’s punishment of America for tolerating homosexuality.
Local college students organized the counter protest on Facebook.
“Because they didn’t show up, instead of a protest, now its just a celebration,” said organizer Adam Crawford. “It was a great way to get together and show the community what we are all about.”