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'God Loves Gay Robin': Comic-Con Laughs Fred Phelps Out of Town


The Westboro Baptist Church brought their special brand of hate to San Diego's Comic-Con yesterday, but their "God Hates Fags" demonstration was drowned out by a much funnier one from a large group of Comic-Con counterprotesters, many dressed as characters and superheroes.

"Superman died for people's sins," "God Loves Gay Robin," "God Needs a Starship," and "Is This Thing On?" were some of the slogans on the signs meant to counter the WBC's hateful message.

Comic-con very effectively turned the WBC's whole M.O. into a joke.



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  1. I Love Nerds! :)

    Posted by: Allen | Jul 23, 2010 7:59:02 AM

  2. Genius.

    Posted by: Dan | Jul 23, 2010 8:14:43 AM

  3. See, this is why I only date nerds. :)

    Posted by: g_whiz | Jul 23, 2010 8:17:34 AM

  4. Every group should adopt this response. Make those nutty fucks look even sillier every time they show up.

    Posted by: princely54 | Jul 23, 2010 8:41:41 AM

  5. I confess, I'm a closet Nerd lover...

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jul 23, 2010 8:41:50 AM

  6. oh how I adore my fellow comic geeks ;)

    Posted by: Daniel | Jul 23, 2010 8:52:56 AM

  7. So proud of my fellow-geeks! More photos here

    Posted by: Chad | Jul 23, 2010 9:12:03 AM

  8. Love It!
    Though, I think it would have been more appropriate if Bender's sign had said "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass!"

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 23, 2010 9:40:48 AM

  9. As a gay nerd, i support this topic

    Posted by: JJS | Jul 23, 2010 9:47:23 AM

  10. They also chanted: "WHAT DO WE WANT" "GAY SEX" "WHEN DO WE WANT IT" "NOW!"

    Nerds rule! :)

    Posted by: Aman Chaudhary | Jul 23, 2010 9:54:55 AM

  11. Wow, they didn't stay long.. I was in and out of the convention center several times yesterday and never saw them!

    I was hoping to get a pic of them fleeing in terror from by a bunch of hug-happy fur-suited characters. Sigh. Maybe next time. =)

    Posted by: jexer | Jul 23, 2010 10:02:12 AM

  12. Hurray for BENDER!

    And I support robosexual marriage.

    Posted by: Charlie | Jul 23, 2010 10:05:29 AM

  13. Is Doug Manchester's Grand Hyatt hotel, once again, the headquarters for ComCom this year?

    Posted by: smallhandff | Jul 23, 2010 10:54:30 AM

  14. If I was a robot I would totally do Bender.
    I have a thing for bad boys.

    Posted by: James | Jul 23, 2010 11:22:41 AM

  15. @James:
    You don't have to be a robot. Robosexual relationships were legalized in a recent episode.

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 23, 2010 11:55:03 AM

  16. Dear Counterprotesters:

    On behalf of all the sane, Phelps-loathing people of Kansas (who, yes, are many), thank you so very much for making this gang of repulsive idiots look just like what they are.

    Y'all rock!

    Posted by: Alistair Young | Jul 23, 2010 1:08:19 PM

  17. I'm going tomorrow, if WBC wants to wait around I'll be there to lend my nerd support! EFF THE WBC

    Posted by: john | Jul 23, 2010 2:51:11 PM

  18. This is awesome!

    Posted by: kflo | Jul 23, 2010 4:25:39 PM

  19. Perhaps ironically, I think Fred Phelps has done more to bring equality to mainstream thought than all the gay pride parades put together.

    Posted by: Mikey B. | Jul 23, 2010 5:10:36 PM

  20. These young folks are giving me hope!

    Posted by: Rachel | Jul 23, 2010 5:45:27 PM

  21. Someone needs to take Katy Perry's annoyingly offensive "California Gurls" song, rewrite it to celebrate California nerds, and create a video with clips from this counter-protest!


    Posted by: Flutterby | Jul 23, 2010 6:17:45 PM

  22. On the first video, at 26 seconds, you can see the flag-sarong butterfly-sign woman from the other protests. Is it always just the same people at each protest? Are these people actually interested in supporting the WBC, or are they just getting a free roadtrip out of the deal?

    Posted by: Jake | Jul 23, 2010 7:17:45 PM

  23. When it comes to clever signage, absolutely no one beats fandom. The WBC just had to be told that Zod Hates Nags.

    Posted by: Will | Jul 25, 2010 1:20:59 AM

  24. "the cylons destroyed the 12 colonies for your sins"--priceless, and i don't even like battlestar galactica.

    why would god need a star ship?

    Posted by: rickster | Jul 25, 2010 12:54:18 PM

  25. Just hope everyone realizes that Kansas hates Fred Phelps too. We all think he and his church are idiots.

    Posted by: Shawna | Jul 25, 2010 12:57:14 PM

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