Monday, May 2, 2011

Westboro Baptist is coming to Savannah

So, I just got the news that the Westboro Baptist Klan will be in Savannah at the end of this month.  Leave it to Beaver to be mixed emotionally about how to respond.  Should I stay or should I go now.  If I go there will be trouble, if I stay there will be double.

A part of me doesn't want to dignify their presence by showing up.  Another part wants to take a stand against these hypocritical, legalistic wolves who bring shame to the name of Christ.  The blue-eyed one is all gung ho ready to organize and stage a counter protest everywhere they set up shop.  I'm not sure what to do.  I'll start by praying.

How would you respond if Westboro was coming to your town?  If you live in Savannah, what do you plan to do?


  1. well Wally if you want to stay home, you can watch the kids and save me from finding a sitter :) because the only way to keep me home is to duct tape me to the closest and I bet Sarah O would come get me out ;)

  2. I understand the urge to counter-protest. They were in Tulsa recently and met quite a bit of resistence here. I think protesting has its benefits if it is done with a little imagination. You don't want to villify them because that only strengthens them, but you don't want to be idle either.

    Is there a creative way to turn the other cheek, give them your coat or walk the extra mile? A way to expose them without playing the typical game?

    What exactly are they protesting this time?

  3. Jes,

    I think the kids should come with us.


    they are protesting the "whore" churches in our city and some of the public high schools. Oh yeah, and a couple of synagogues.

    I'm thinking I'll try to rally some of the local believers and have a corporate singing of amazing grace and other well known hymns. Maybe our songs of praise will drown out and convert the voices of hate.


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