WISDOM OF CROWDS

WATCH: Santa Monica Community Drowns Out Westboro Baptist Church

The handful of members from the Westboro Baptist Church who came to protest outside a Santa Monica school didn’t expect the reception they received: hundreds of counter-demonstrators drowning out their message of hate.

On Monday, six church members came to Santa Monica High School with signs reading “God H8s Fags” and “You Eat Your Kids.” They were protesting the school’s gay-straight alliance.

But the local school board alerted the community and insisted it had an “unwavering commitment to teach tolerance, acceptance and compassion for others.” So students and residents amassed across the street from the protestors and within an hour the church members had disbursed.

“Our students understand that everybody has the right to their First Amendment rights, and so be it,” said board member Maria Leon-Vazquez. “But we, in this particular city, we really understand that their is no room for hatred and bigotry, so the students decided that they had to make their point this morning.”

 

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6 Comments

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Santa Monica, you rock.

  • boring

    The best thing is that they then turned around and protested the apartment complex on the other side of the street for insisting on running the pool jets at 3 in the morning.

    THAT’S A VERY SPECIFIC REFERENCE JUST FOR ME.

  • Stache1

    @1EqualityUSA: I so agree. Good to see people finally saying enough is enough.

  • Chad Hunt

    I have to get back to Cali and soon. I’m dying a slow badly dressed, bad hair, bad shoe, badly done make-up, bad moral justice death here in Ohio. LOL

  • hyhybt

    “You eat your kids?” That’s a new and bizarre one.

  • longpastdue

    See, at this point though I feel like we’re giving them more credit then they are due, six of them showed up and that means they had the ability to hold maybe 24 signs. How about from now on we just get a giant rainbow sheet and block the view of them from everybody else. It would take three or four people taking turns and we the rest could just go about their day.

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