“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” -Henry Ward Beecher

If you haven’t heard that Fred Phelps, the founder and pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, died recently, then it’s probably because you don’t get the US news down there in Bikini Bottom (though that talking fish-head news anchor is usually pretty good). I don’t intend on turning this blog too political with any frequency, but I couldn’t help but find it hilarious when the Daily Currant published an “article” from the perspective of Westboro, asking that Phelp’s funeral time and location not be publicized.

If you’re confused as to why that is timely or relevant, I would be referring to how the Westboro Baptist Church congregation protests the crap out of everything.

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Pictured above: Some of what are pretty much the worst people ever.

Unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t realize this article was satire (a trend which is sadly becoming increasingly common among internet-goers), who then proceeded to lose their minds over it. And thus protest plans were made, despite the fact that Westboro has announced there will be no funeral.

I was torn, however, because as fitting as it would be to see the tables turned, we all know it would be better if everyone would one-up all of the WBC, including Fred Phelps, by not doing so. No matter how much they deserve it, we shouldn’t try to give them a taste of their own medicine. So part of me wanted to find out they were protested, and part of me wanted to see them miraculously left alone.

And then this happened:

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Dickenblogs Pro-Hint: Click the picture to read the news story!

I don’t know how else to describe it; this is amazing. There’s a whole trend where people are counter-protesting Westboro members with positive messages.  It’s a perfect response. I was blown away because I got to see both of the things.

Honestly, I haven’t been so happy to read something about the Westboro Baptist Church since this popped up across the street:

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