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Watch: Lisa Lampanelli Confronts Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Outside Of Her Show, Donates $44K To AIDS Group

When those endlessly protesting bigots at the Westboro Baptist Church announced they would picket Lisa Lampanelli's show in Topeka yesterday, the comedienne promised to donate $1,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis for each member of the church who participated in the protest.

By the end of the night, a total of 44 of the haters had showed up and Lampanelli tweeted that she will give $44,000 to the AIDS service group in the church's name. The CEO of the Gay Men's Health Crisis said this about her unique strategy: "Lampanelli is holding up a mirror to bigotry and hatred, and reflecting back love and generosity."

Watch her along with pro gay supporters chant at the church protesters, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Thanks!
    Love you Lisa for begin there to support us.
    You are the best!

    However, I have a major crush on that hot bearded big stocky bear of boy friend of yours! Wow he is just about the sexiest man around. I have seen him before with you and WANT HIM! I think he goes by the name of Big Balls....no kidding!!

    Somebody cool me down!

    Posted by: Max F. Grump | May 21, 2011 11:04:45 AM

  2. This is truly inspired! I hope this send ripples through the community. Perhaps everyone can't afford to donate in this manner, but we can counter hate with love! I can't wait for someone who will donate $1 Million for every Westboro "hater" that shows up! Any takers???

    Posted by: Jim | May 21, 2011 11:08:59 AM

  3. @Max - take calm deep breaths and a cold shower LOL

    And Lisa - THANK YOU for your continued support and sticking it to Westboro

    Posted by: SPIguy | May 21, 2011 11:10:26 AM

  4. She might use the word fag and all...but I still find her the funniest comedian alive!


    Posted by: George F | May 21, 2011 11:17:01 AM

  5. Haters gonna hate.

    Lisa LOVES her some homos.

    Posted by: Rick Gold | May 21, 2011 11:39:28 AM

  6. I used to get really worked up about WBC. But as I've seen more of their "protests" I've come to the conclusion that they're a stealth pro-LGBT group. The group is a great uniter. Everyone thinks they're offensive - Jews, other Christians, the US Army, people who get divorced....

    Posted by: K | May 21, 2011 11:45:54 AM

  7. That's the way to do it. Fight back. And do it for free.

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 21, 2011 11:52:54 AM

  8. Ku Klux Kristians

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | May 21, 2011 12:02:49 PM

  9. Confidential: Westboro is the best thing to happen to the gay rights movement in some time.

    Posted by: blatherer | May 21, 2011 1:09:48 PM

  10. @ Max F. Grump. Yes, he is hot. Woofy Woof!

    Posted by: Angela Channing | May 21, 2011 1:17:32 PM

  11. Others have shut down Phreddy's Phreaks when it's announced that pledges have been made for every minute the cult is protesting.

    Even better is to get a *huge* sign made to count up the donations as each minute passes that the cult can see, letting them know which charities the donations are heading for!

    Posted by: Marlene | May 21, 2011 1:21:27 PM

  12. wouldn't it be great if all wbc protests were turned into gay fund raisers. i'm going to their site to thank them and to tell them whenever i hear they have been protesting i'm going to make a donation in wbc's name to a local gay group.

    Posted by: lk | May 21, 2011 1:24:32 PM

  13. I love you, Lisa!!

    Posted by: RW | May 21, 2011 1:28:55 PM

  14. Nothing like snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I was thrilled by this....until I watched the clip. "We're here. We're queer. We take it in the rear."?????????? Lisa Lampanelli stupidly, needlessly turned what was a brilliant idea—and exceptionally generous contribution—into another segment of an updated "The Gay Agenda" which, when circulated by the religiofascists [beyond WBC], will raise far more money and hostility to fight gay equality than she donated to GMHC. Pathetic.

    Posted by: Michael@LeonardMatlovich.com | May 21, 2011 1:33:01 PM

  15. Max:

    Not boyfriend. She's married to that.

    She's a freakin' comedian. And you have the sense of humor of Andrea Dworkin.

    Posted by: Jerry | May 21, 2011 1:37:06 PM

  16. Awesome. We went and ordered her DVD to show support. FIfteen bucks incl. shipping on Amazon. Pay it forward! http://www.insultcomic.com/

    Posted by: ChrisQ | May 21, 2011 1:45:38 PM

  17. As we learned on South Park this week, angry men are less than well endowed. Much food for thought.

    Posted by: anon | May 21, 2011 1:57:32 PM

  18. Nice of Lisa to do that, but I still find her "comedy" repulsive. It's good for a 5 minute celebrity roast, but after that it's an hour of the same crap. Lazy writing, stolen jokes, and cheap shock value disguised as cutting edge material.

    Posted by: Josh | May 21, 2011 2:10:53 PM

  19. I love how she turned it around on them with the donation.

    Posted by: daws | May 21, 2011 2:26:38 PM

  20. Lisa Lampanelli is a major a**hole. It's nice she's donating money to help those living with AIDS but she makes a career out of telling repulsive fag and AIDS jokes. Its sad to see gay people giving her a pass.

    Posted by: CRISPY | May 21, 2011 3:00:54 PM

  21. @ANON I'm an angry person and well endowed. Maybe redheads are the exception, what with us being so fiery and such.

    Posted by: Eric26 | May 21, 2011 4:39:29 PM

  22. Lisa may be famous, but she is not rich. That's a sizable chunk of change she's forking over.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | May 21, 2011 4:50:53 PM

  23. I don't know her at all, but look at the westboro protesters. Are those Fred's kids? They all babies!

    Posted by: kodiak | May 21, 2011 5:16:18 PM

  24. @Jerry - Thanks for the update. Looks like they tied the knot in Oct 2010. his real name is Jimmy Cannizzaro. He is hotter than HEdouble hockey sticks.

    Posted by: Max F. Grump | May 21, 2011 5:27:48 PM

  25. Lisa's like that uncle that molests you but pays your way through college. It's like you wanna thank her for this..but she still makes a living calling people fags and all other kind of bigoted names.

    Posted by: angela | May 21, 2011 9:02:56 PM

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