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:
Don't practice what Fred Phelps preached. A death is a death is a death. Perhaps he is met by the souls he picketed and learns compassion.— Mary Lambert (@marylambertsing) March 20, 2014
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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