Westboro Baptist Church Thwarted By Zombie Apocalypse

After several false proclamations by Fred Phelps Jr. in the past few weeks, the Westboro Baptist Church raised its head once again, only to find itself face to face with the living dead.

The counter-protest idea has successfully been usedĀ before, but this project, proposed by Melissa Neace, took on a new life, or death as it were. This is what she had to say on coming up with the idea:

“We wanted to turn something negative around, into something people could laugh at and poke fun at. It was the easiest way to divert attention from something so hateful.”

Her Facebook campaign now has joined a larger movement through the social media site. The counter-protest of over 300 people easily drowned out the hate speech by Phelps and his kin.

The Westboro Baptist Church operates as a litigation factory, generating publicity and giving a hateful message in order to provoke hostile reactions. When the reactions cross the line, the church, run by a family of lawyers, litigated against those they provoke, often times winning large sums from the lawsuits. This in turnĀ finances their efforts.

But when discussing the Westboro Baptist Church’s message, Neace said it best:

“I think that their message is very hateful, and Jesus was not a hateful person. He loved everybody.”