Seen in the top picture going for a four person sign-holding record (and proving there might actually be something to the whole "strength in numbers" thing after all), the Westboro Baptist Church's Comic-Con protest was met with some stiff opposition to say the least. Maybe God's not on your side after all. The superheroes definitely aren't!
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.
Oh man, I love a good counter-protest. Reminds me of the time I saw some asshat out front of a McDonald's picketing to bring the McRib back. I threw an empty bottle at him. MY SILENCE SPOKE VOLUMES.
Hit the jump for a couple more shots of counter-protesters and a video interview.
Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church [comicsalliance] (with a bunch more pictures)
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