Countering Hate Speech With A Party
About a month ago, (some of) Fred Phelps’ family picketed in the Chicago area. They carried their usual “God Hates Fags” signs and spoke and sang their usual “God Hates Everyone” message. But the students were ready for them, and they countered the hate speech with creativity, laughter, music, dancing and all around fun.
Heterosexual Frat Boys Danced For Equality
The frat boys put up their own sign, came out in bathrobes and proceeded to dance to “I’m Coming Out”. What a great idea. Instead of an angry counter-protest, the students just turned the event into a party and highlighted their own support of lgbt students.
Matching The Protest Signs With One Tiny Change In Spelling
Part of those being protested, by the Phelps klan, were seminary students. The protesters, with their stock signs and canned hate speech were no match for the creative response of the seminary students. They used Bible verses, too, and ‘proved’ that God hates FIGS. How clever!
Creativity and Good Humor Trumps Bigotry
I enjoyed the video and the story about this day. When young people stand up to intolerance in a non-confrontational way, and still get their message across, it gives me even more confidence that the ‘younger generation’ is moving in a good direction.
“God Hates Figs” Sign and Dancing Frat Boys