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(620WTMJ Milwaukee)   Farker just found out that Westboro Baptist Church is going to be picketing a location minutes from his home Sunday morning and at Miller Park on the Fourth. Got any good counter-protest sign ideas?   (620wtmj.com) divider line 101
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2012-06-27 12:55:37 PM
53 votes:
Don't make a sign. Don't go.

All these people want is attention. Attention Whores will continue their shenanigans until it no longer garners attention. You want a successful counter protest, don't go. Write to the local media stations and tell them not to cover it.
2012-06-27 12:58:34 PM
34 votes:
Quit giving them exactly what they want.

Setup a little stand near them, no obtrusive signs, no yelling, nothing even remotely confrontational. Just a sheet that says "Please Donate." When people ask, tell them you are collecting donations for LGBT groups, all money collected will be donated in the name of "Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church"

Arrange to have any thank you notes from the charities sent to WBC. If the people they hate are benefiting from their actions, they'll have to rethink their business.
2012-06-27 12:54:54 PM
19 votes:
Just walk around with a large mirror on a stick and hold it up at them.
2012-06-27 12:58:22 PM
17 votes:
Pretend you are with them and hold up an offensive cartoon of Mohammed.
2012-06-27 12:55:55 PM
15 votes:
Ignore them and don't give them the validation.

Do something productive with your time.
2012-06-27 12:55:47 PM
14 votes:
Hire rugbyjock to make a sign.
2012-06-27 12:54:27 PM
12 votes:
Stand in front of them eating Oreos.
2012-06-27 12:55:50 PM
10 votes:
Not being there is always a good one.
2012-06-27 01:19:01 PM
7 votes:
REMEMBER The WBC does not believe in what is on their Signs.

No, they don't. The "Family" and they are a large extended family are mostly made up of lawyers.

They make a living off of lawsuits.

Im not even kidding. Try to stop them from protesting, lawsuit... try to stop a protest in progress? Lawsuit... physically try to stop them, BIG LAWSUIT.

This is how they operate... this is how they make their money.
2012-06-27 01:04:43 PM
7 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2012-06-27 12:57:29 PM
6 votes:
get a lot of friends
make up something else to protest (PB vs Jelly, Nintendo vs Sega, Star Wars Vs. Star Trek, etc...)
Show up and start your random protest against each other right on top of them
2012-06-27 12:57:03 PM
6 votes:
images.wikia.com

STOP FEEDING THE TROLLS.
2012-06-27 12:56:49 PM
6 votes:
You should cook them food and feed them and tell them that God loves them. I bet no one's done that yet...
2012-06-27 01:13:56 PM
5 votes:
LISTEN CLOSELY

There is only ONE way to beat the WBC.


Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Of_2ykZpQ

tl;dw version:

You contact many local charites that run counter to the WBC, Aids groups, Veterans groups, Young gay teens groups etc.

This is key, you have to have a wide variety of choices for people to choose from.

Then you take donations for them ALL. Turn the WBC in to a cash flow stream so people can visibly show their disgust of them with their wallets, on the spot.

All the donation groups you selected benefit from the WBC being cocks.
2012-06-27 01:01:50 PM
5 votes:
They are going to be protesting at Miler Park?

HEE HEE! Not going to be any drunks there, WBC.

Set up your grill over by them and offer a free brat to any bikini wearing girls who make out with each other.

the brilliance of this plan is that it works equally well if WBC shows up or not.
2012-06-27 01:00:27 PM
5 votes:
How about not being part of the audience they want to have and stop mentioning their name?
2012-06-27 12:56:34 PM
5 votes:
GOD HATES HATE
2012-06-27 12:56:32 PM
5 votes:
Because carrying a sign has done so much good? Has anyone every seen a sign being carried and thought to themselves; wow, they are so right.

/Go drink beer instead!
2012-06-27 12:55:26 PM
5 votes:
God Hates Self-Righteous Zealots?
2012-06-27 02:42:46 PM
4 votes:
A letter I just fired off to the Brewers via their website:

It's come to my attention that the Westboro Baptist Church is intending to picket at Miller Park on July 4th, when the Brewers host the Marlins. I think we're both on the same page when I say that's not a thing either of us would like to have happen. Luckily, having a gigantic parking lot as you do, you have ways to deal with them.

If they have bought tickets to the game, well, they bought tickets. However, if they situate themselves anywhere on physical Brewers property, I would suggest reminding them of the rule against having signs unrelated to baseball, and perhaps confiscate any such unrelated-to-baseball signs. Which would probably be all of them. If they protest that, well, you reserve the right to refuse service.

And if they haven't bought tickets, I suggest making them get some or else step off the property. Which if I recall puts them on the wrong side of I-94 or in the Menominee Valley. And if they buy tickets to remain on the property, then start enforcing the baseball-related-sign rule.

Good luck against the Marlins. And against Westboro.
2012-06-27 01:48:42 PM
4 votes:
It's quite simple.

You must take a paintball gun and modify it heavily, with a scope that can see almost a mile, and an air tank that can fire a paintball the same distance.

You position yourself faaaaar away from the area, nowhere near being in sight to the WBC protesters. You conveniently place a friend near the protesters. You load the gun with frozen paintballs. You take aim at Fred Phelps' crotch, and have your friend shout something like "IF YOU ARE ANGERED BY THESE BLASPHEMOUS PROTESTERS LORD, STRIKE THIS MAN NOW!!" As soon as he does, pull the trigger. The impact will most likely rupture his testicles and scare the holy farking shiat out of the rest of the clan. Feel free to shoot more rounds into the area though.

Here comes the complicated part. You take the gun, wipe all fingerprints and such off it, and drop it at Justin Bieber's house. Then you hack his twitter and post "LOL JUST GOT THOSE WBC GUYS GOOD!"

Two birds. One stone.
2012-06-27 01:03:38 PM
4 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

Ezekiel 13:3 - "Thus says the Lord God, "Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing."
2012-06-27 12:57:16 PM
4 votes:
If you must go, prepare a donation table for organizations which the group might be against, such as the Trevor Project. Nothing which draws attention to them as much as draws in support for opposition while being a mediating influence should anyone think the group is worse their time and efforts.
2012-06-27 12:56:06 PM
4 votes:
A gay dance troupe gyrating in a circle around then
2012-06-27 01:49:57 PM
3 votes:
Here's what you do:

1. You know those charity drives where you get signatures to sponsor a nickel for every car washed at the free memorial day car wash? Start one of those. Except for this drive, get pledges to sponsor a dollar for every 10 minutes the westboro people are picketing. Promise to give the money to a LGBT organization.

2. Tell the Westboro people that the longer they stand there, the more money they raise for said organization.

3. Collect the money and give it to the LGBT organization.
2012-06-27 01:20:53 PM
3 votes:
Do nothing. Don't feed the trolls.

The "church" is a family of half-assed (and half of them have been disbarred) lawyers who manipulate people into crossing a legal line, then sue them.

WBC "protest" in the most offensive (but legal) ways they can and wait for somebody to attack them or try to stop them from "protesting".

They are trolls.
2012-06-27 01:00:46 PM
3 votes:
Sgt. Expendable
Quit giving them exactly what they want.

Setup a little stand near them, no obtrusive signs, no yelling, nothing even remotely confrontational. Just a sheet that says "Please Donate." When people ask, tell them you are collecting donations for LGBT groups, all money collected will be donated in the name of "Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church"

Arrange to have any thank you notes from the charities sent to WBC. If the people they hate are benefiting from their actions, they'll have to rethink their business.


Hell, forget what I said, do this.
2012-06-27 12:56:51 PM
3 votes:
The other question is, will WBC actually show up? They have quite the history of saying they're going to go somewhere, get tons of free publicity, and then don't even show. But because so many counter protestors do show up, it still makes the news and WBC gets the attention they crave.

I'm not going to say that smitty should go. Even if WBC doesn't show, it's good for the rest of the world to see that WBC is in the minority. Just don't be surprised if they don't show.
2012-06-27 01:59:34 PM
2 votes:
Here's another one, but this one requires a good liar and requires a protest that doesn't feature their children as human shields.

If you have a straight shot at them, without having to stop between the area you do this and their protest, cut your own brake lines, dispose of the evidence. Drive toward them, "lose control", plow into the adults. Tell the police "Someone cut my brake lines, I'm so sorry." Cry a little bit, make it seem like you're devastated that this happened. Police will rule it as an accident.


/No I don't have a filing cabinet full of ways to dispose of the WBC.
//Okay, maybe I do.
///Don't judge me.
2012-06-27 01:54:01 PM
2 votes:
One of the best pro-gay/lesbian signs I saw recently was:

Jesus had two dads and he turned out ok!
2012-06-27 01:38:25 PM
2 votes:
I actually LOL'd when I saw this

clclt.com
2012-06-27 01:34:00 PM
2 votes:
Suck a dick, right in front of them.
2012-06-27 01:26:25 PM
2 votes:
or


Have the local gay community show up to support their right to protest.

Several hundred scantily clad homos with signs "Gays for Westboro" should be hilarious. Make sure they're BIG signs.
2012-06-27 01:22:05 PM
2 votes:
"GOD HATES LAWYERS"
2012-06-27 01:20:23 PM
2 votes:
"The price of free speech is having to listen to a lot of crap."
2012-06-27 01:06:45 PM
2 votes:
They don't care what sign you put up... thet are just lawsuity people, not philosophical people. Any message would be ignored anyway, they just want to sue people...

/So glad Canada refused them entry, when they tried to do that shiat in my country.
2012-06-27 01:02:26 PM
2 votes:
GOD LOVES HUGE BLACK COCK

and

LIMITED TIME OFFER
JOIN WBC NOW AND GET A FREE BLOW JOB FROM FRED
2012-06-27 01:01:38 PM
2 votes:

FarkingStan: You should cook them food and feed them and tell them that God loves them. I bet no one's done that yet...


Do this. If you bring a sign make it something like "God, please forgive the sins of the WBC"
2012-06-27 12:59:06 PM
2 votes:
Why not stick with the classics?
img245.imageshack.us
2012-06-27 12:58:21 PM
2 votes:
Get some friends together and make a bunch of signs that say "god hates fads" and pictures of furbys, twilight books, slap bracelets, and stuff with the circle/slash "no" symbol, etc.

you and your friends protest loudly and occasionally, politely, inform the westboro folks that you don't mean to embarass them, but they spelled their signs wrong.
2012-06-27 12:57:50 PM
2 votes:
How about "God Hates WBC"

When is some PTSD ex military guy just going to lose it and open fire on these douchebags?

Its long overdue
2012-06-27 12:57:03 PM
2 votes:
www.fiveminforfun.com
2012-06-27 12:56:41 PM
2 votes:
"I like Cock"
2012-06-27 12:56:10 PM
2 votes:
Jesus was gay!
2012-06-27 05:05:18 PM
1 votes:
God Hates No One.

Borrowed from a little kid a few weeks ago. Home made sign on some loose leaf. Says it all if you are a believer
2012-06-27 04:49:19 PM
1 votes:
s3-ak.buzzfed.com
2012-06-27 04:23:07 PM
1 votes:
I adore the donations thing. Sorry if someone posted it n i missed it, but the signs should read
"Feeling mad? Get GLAAD!"
Ant
2012-06-27 03:28:11 PM
1 votes:
dl.dropbox.com
2012-06-27 03:15:15 PM
1 votes:
i36.photobucket.com
2012-06-27 03:00:50 PM
1 votes:
img35.imageshack.us
2012-06-27 02:49:12 PM
1 votes:
Instead of signs, why not show your support by putting together a Zombie flash mob?

If you get enough people together, you could even spread out and approach wbc's protest from different directions like you all hunger for the taste of the last human flesh in the area.

Gay or straight...zombies don't discriminate!
2012-06-27 02:45:13 PM
1 votes:
"There Is No God!"

"You Have Been Wasting Your Time!"

"Go Be Mad About Something That Matters!"
2012-06-27 02:27:26 PM
1 votes:
They'll be at Miller Park, right? Says the Brewers are hosting the Marlins that day.

If they have placed themselves in the parking lot, especially if they have purchased tickets to the game, that's the time to calmly go up to security and point out the non-baseball-related signs, which are banned under MLB regulations. Security will take care of the rest.
2012-06-27 02:25:41 PM
1 votes:
This, on the side of a moving van:
vpnaskit.com

Just pull up and park in front of them.
2012-06-27 02:25:26 PM
1 votes:
Non-incendiary smoke bombs, black-cat firecrackers and a laser pointer.
2012-06-27 02:18:21 PM
1 votes:

Gumaraid: Verdelak


Gumaraid: Verdelak: If a man sleeps with his father's wife... both him and his father's wife is to be put to death. (Leviticus 20:11)

If a man sleeps with his wife and her mother they are all to be burnt to death. (Leviticus 20:14)

If a man or woman has sex with an animal, both human and animal must be killed. (Leviticus 20:15-16).

But what does Jesus say?


Being dead and potentially nonexistent, he is suspiciously quiet on the topic.
2012-06-27 01:57:22 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

crypticphilosopher.com

God is in........his holy temple........
2012-06-27 01:54:44 PM
1 votes:
Can someone explain to me why God hates cigarettes so much?
2012-06-27 01:53:41 PM
1 votes:
God loves EVERYONE. John 3:16

Hit them with their own book (that they don't read), subby.
2012-06-27 01:53:15 PM
1 votes:
Raharu: REMEMBER The WBC does not believe in what is on their Signs.

No, they don't. The "Family" and they are a large extended family are mostly made up of lawyers.

They make a living off of lawsuits.

Im not even kidding. Try to stop them from protesting, lawsuit... try to stop a protest in progress? Lawsuit... physically try to stop them, BIG LAWSUIT.

This is how they operate... this is how they make their money.


Came here to say this. It's worth repeating. Don't do anything that could get you sued. If you do go for some reason, make sure you have videotape of ALL of your interactions with them.

But the best advice is to just not interact with them. It's just a lawsuit waiting to happen.
2012-06-27 01:52:21 PM
1 votes:
i216.photobucket.com
2012-06-27 01:52:06 PM
1 votes:
Not condoning violence of course, but if a dump truck driver legitimately lost control and just happened to stop on top of their protest, I might start believing in god.
2012-06-27 01:49:58 PM
1 votes:
i216.photobucket.com
2012-06-27 01:45:41 PM
1 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com
2012-06-27 01:43:46 PM
1 votes:
I think that even the brony haters will admit that an "I'll love and tolerate the shiat out of you" sign would be great, especially if you can find one with Rainbow Dash.


/ Or ignore them. That's also good advice.
2012-06-27 01:41:52 PM
1 votes:
Didn't read the thread, but DON'T DO A COUNTER-PROTEST SIGN. Do a completely different activity (double points if it is for the greater good) in a completely different area and make every effort to get all of the media attention so that they get none.

WBC doesn't have any real morals, they make money based on how much attention they get and how many people they can sue. Do something productive with your time.
2012-06-27 01:35:34 PM
1 votes:
i216.photobucket.com
2012-06-27 01:32:38 PM
1 votes:
You are the pale horse
2012-06-27 01:28:40 PM
1 votes:
Here ya go...

img859.imageshack.us
2012-06-27 01:27:34 PM
1 votes:
Simple:

Matthew 7:1
Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

(NIV)


Sort of blows a hole in their attacks using their own ammunition.
/grew up Baptist
//they are NOT Baptist.
2012-06-27 01:25:30 PM
1 votes:

PsyLord: I support the First Amendment, but not these D-bags.


That's because what they are doing is not protected by the first amendment. Hate speech and advocating violence against other Americans are not included in the first amendment.

/not a lawyer, just how I understand it to be written.
2012-06-27 01:25:22 PM
1 votes:

LarryDan43: Pretend you are with them and hold up an offensive cartoon of Mohammed.


That's funny! With appropriate disguise!
2012-06-27 01:24:27 PM
1 votes:
OH! THIS!
Would this help?

imgc.classistatic.com
2012-06-27 01:23:48 PM
1 votes:
Judge not,lest ye be judged
Matt 7:1
2012-06-27 01:22:57 PM
1 votes:
jovan.ru
2012-06-27 01:22:20 PM
1 votes:
media.giantbomb.com
This would be a great sign for them to stop being souch giant douche-nozzles.

Of course you'd probably go to jail for a few months because of all the murder, but I think it would be worth it.
2012-06-27 01:21:08 PM
1 votes:
LSD in their lemonade =)

Half hour later invite a giant Pride parade to come through.


Minds would be blown.
2012-06-27 01:17:31 PM
1 votes:
Chances are, they won't transport their own signs, but make them when they get there. Just go around and buy up all the card stock and markers.

I've always wondered if assaulting protesters sense of smell would work... A hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell) squirt gun... Don't shoot them, just spray anything they're standing near. A super soaker of stink. Probably work for paparazzi too.
2012-06-27 01:16:46 PM
1 votes:

RyansPrivates: AKTurkey: [upload.wikimedia.org image 207x257]

Ezekiel 13:3 - "Thus says the Lord God, "Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing."

Pretty much this....use the bible against them.


Doesn't work. They cherry pick the quotes that they consider valid, but have obscenely circular logic for nullifying the ones they don't like. It's really bizarre.

/Christian
//I try to NOT be an asshole about it.
2012-06-27 01:14:36 PM
1 votes:


OW! THERE'S A
FREAKING MOTE
IN MY EYE!

\O/
|
/\
2012-06-27 01:08:56 PM
1 votes:

imtheonlylp: [0.tqn.com image 500x375]


In God's defense that was a pretty bad movie.
2012-06-27 01:06:51 PM
1 votes:
GOD LET THE
SERPENT INTO
PARADISE!

on the flip side:

THINK GOD
REALLY
CARES?
2012-06-27 01:06:50 PM
1 votes:

lennavan: Don't make a sign. Don't go.

All these people want is attention. Attention Whores will continue their shenanigans until it no longer garners attention. You want a successful counter protest, don't go. Write to the local media stations and tell them not to cover it.


This. They'll feel pretty farking lonely standing around protesting if everyone just ignores them and people go about their business without even acknowledging their presence.

They're just not that important.
2012-06-27 01:06:07 PM
1 votes:
"This Space For Rent"?
2012-06-27 01:04:42 PM
1 votes:
wonkette.com
2012-06-27 01:04:09 PM
1 votes:
Me and a buddy are thinking of going down there and trying to sic the CoS on the WBC. That would be awesome.

i.imgur.com
2012-06-27 01:03:26 PM
1 votes:
Yes...run right down there and feed them with the attention they can't exist without.
2012-06-27 01:02:16 PM
1 votes:
"For God so LOVED the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth upon Him should not perish but have eternal life."

/then have a moment of weakness for me and shoot them an under-the-knee hook-shot bird for me.
/but do it out of love
2012-06-27 01:01:56 PM
1 votes:
bring a sign from Eastboro FSM church
2012-06-27 01:01:15 PM
1 votes:
cdn.fd.uproxx.com
2012-06-27 01:00:09 PM
1 votes:
0.tqn.com
2012-06-27 01:00:05 PM
1 votes:
go do something fun instead
2012-06-27 12:59:59 PM
1 votes:
Accidentally overturn a honey wagon near them?
2012-06-27 12:59:24 PM
1 votes:

lennavan: Don't make a sign. Don't go.

All these people want is attention. Attention Whores will continue their shenanigans until it no longer garners attention. You want a successful counter protest, don't go. Write to the local media stations and tell them not to cover it.


So basically they're real life trolls...
2012-06-27 12:59:01 PM
1 votes:
"Westboro Baptist church is Satan's Earthly agency"
2012-06-27 12:58:33 PM
1 votes:
"I'm with stupid."
"I disagree with what you say, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler."
"Idiots say what"

Failing that, just rent a cube van and park it right in front of them.
2012-06-27 12:57:20 PM
1 votes:
Set up a taco stand. Everyone loves tacos.
2012-06-27 12:57:17 PM
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

/the giant angel wings were the best, though
2012-06-27 12:55:15 PM
1 votes:
"fark you, Clown" ?
2012-06-27 12:55:02 PM
1 votes:
"Hodor," said Hodor.
2012-06-27 12:54:59 PM
1 votes:
I'll give you a dollar to kill Fred.
 
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