I'm delighted to learn (via an e-mail from Miss D.) that the bigoted pseudo-Christians of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is led by Fred Phelps and consists largely of members of his extended family, got more than they bargained for when they picketed Comic-Con in San Diego last weekend. Comics Alliance reports:
They've faced down humans time and time again, but Fred Phelps and his minions from the Westboro Baptist Church were not ready for the cosplay action that awaited them today at Comic-Con.
After all, who can win against a counter protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and...kittens?
Unbeknownst to the dastardly fanatics of the Westboro Baptist Church, the good folks of San Diego's Comic-Con were prepared for their arrival with their own special brand of superhuman counter protesting chanting "WHAT DO WE WANT?" - "GAY SEX!" - "WHEN DO WE WANT IT?" - "NOW!", while brandishing ironic (and some sincere) signs.
Simply stated: The eclectic assembly of nerdom's finest stood and delivered.
There's more at the link, including lots more pictures. Here's a video report on proceedings, complete with a 'Christ figure' whose comments made me chuckle.
Nothing like ridicule to discombobulate blind fanaticism!