The Westboro Baptist Church Is Headed to Aurora

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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. 

Westboro Baptist Church Heads to Aurora Memorial