The Westboro Baptist Church Is Headed to Aurora

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24:  Anti Gay marriage protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church attend the first day of legal same-sex marriage in New York State on July 24, 2011 in New York City.
WBC being hateful. Photo: Bennett Raglin/2011 Bennett Raglin

Members of Fred Phelps’s horrible Westboro Baptist Church — known for picketing everything from Matthew Shepard’s funeral to Fashion Week —  will be in Aurora to disrupt a 6:30 memorial for the twelve people killed in Friday’s shooting. The announcement of Westboro’s latest cause (via the Twitter hashtags #godsenttheshooter and #ThankGodForTheShooter) has riled up a group of Redditors, who are now planning a counter-protest in the form of a “giant wall of people.” So far, the thread has amassed more than 5,000 comments, which indicates that Phelps and his people will end up outnumbered, as is usually the case.