Monday, July 30, 2012

Zombies and Aggies With a Common Cause

The common cause?

Stepping up to counter Westboro Baptist Church's protests.

A Westboro Baptist Church protest was overshadowed Friday when demonstrators dressed as zombies gathered at a DuPont, Wash. military base to counter the radical group's efforts.

After members of the controversial Kansas-based church announced plans to picket Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a military base south of Seattle, 27-year-old Melissa Neace decided to organize a counter-protest, launching a Facebook group titled "Zombie'ing Westboro Baptist Church AWAY from Fort Lewis!"
This is an increasingly popular tactic and one that I love for two reasons. People are showing up personally to take a stand and they are using peaceful methods.
At a similar protest at Texas A&M University, students dressed in maroon formed a circle around a funeral and seemingly discouraged Westboro protesters from ever showing up.
Read all about it here and see videos of both. Via Frank Weathers.

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