Sweet Tweet: Mary Lambert Calls For Compassion After Death Of Westboro Baptist Church Leader

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People throughout history have struggled with how to deal with hateful individuals, and Mary Lambert says we need to show compassion instead of hating back.

Fred Phelps, founder of the hate group Westboro Baptist Church, has died. He’s most well-known for his group’s intense hatred of gay people, their highly offensive signs and their picketing of funerals so they can further upset people in mourning. Along with hating gay people, the group also turns its hate toward other groups and religions, such as  Jewish people.

Just hearing some of the stuff they say is enough to get anyone’s blood boiling. But rather than treat the WBC the same way it has treated others, Mary says we ought to go a different route:

Since she’s gay, Mary is part of the group the WBC hates the most and spews its most hateful words at. Lorde, when she learned the hate group was planning to picket her, responded by calling for people to wear rainbow and give kisses. It’s her way of being ironic and doing a peaceful protest. And when Lady Gaga was picketed by them, she asked her fans to ignore them and not give them attention. Afterward, she Tweeted, “Tonight love and hate met in St. Louis. And love outnumbered the hate, in poetic thousands. Hate left. But love stayed. + Together, we sang.”

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