Confronting the Westboro Baptist Church in Chicago

Anti-Westboro rally in Chicago

December 13, 2008 -- Chicago, IL

On December 13, 2008, activists in Chicago's "Boys Town" neighborhood confronted the notorious bigots from the Kansas Westboro Baptist "Church." Fred Phelps and his followers have been picketing the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq, saying God hates America for its tolerance of homosexuals. His vile posters often include "Fags Die, God Laughs," and other such hate mongering.

When activists for LGBT Equal Marriage rights heard Phelps would soon protest their community center, they organized to shut down his message of divisive hatred. Video length: 9:20.

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