A counter-protest was held at the Westboro Baptist Church’s protest of San Diego Comic-Con. Above, protester Jon Sung wears a DS9-era Starfleet Command Uniform to protest the Jedi.
More photos at Comics Alliance.
A brilliant counter-protest sign on the campus of Syracuse University.
The creator Chris Pesto writes:
I noticed two adults on campus holding signs that said “Homosexuality is a sin”. First, I would just like to say that I support people with their own opinions. I think that everyone is entitled to their right to think what they want. However, when someone comes on my campus, where I pay tuition to live, I don’t think it’s appropriate to rub such a hateful sign in someone’s face. I decided that because this woman thought it was okay to make me feel uncomfortable in my home, I would retaliate and make her feel just as uncomfortable, if not more.
This woman was wearing a ankle-length corduroy skirt, which, as we all know, is a fashion nono. So, in order to make her feel uncomfortable, I stood next to her and held a sign that said Corduroy skirts are a sin! I don’t think I have ever drawn so much attention in my life. SO many people asked to take a picture with me, I got laughs, high fives and there were the few that even cursed off the woman standing behind me.
As I drew interest to what was going on with myself and the woman with the hateful sign, I started to draw a crowd that stood with me in support. Before I knew it I had 100+ people holding signs for gay rights asking people to honk their horns to support. I was interviewed by a news station, and more than 5 student organization papers, and the post standard of syracuse.
I never expected anybody to come stand by me and support and I appreciate it so much that everyone came! It meant so much and it proved to those ignorant people that we aren’t afraid, and we will put up a fight.
I’m proud that Syracuse has such a homosexual friendly community.
via F Bomb
Some clever pranksters managed to get this sign onto MSNBC’s coverage of the DNC on Monday night. I saw it live and found it quite hilarious. I found it a little less funny when I realized the DNC was taking place at the Pepsi Center (I thought it was a total non-sequitur,) but it’s still awesome to see something this silly in a crowd otherwise filled with 9/11 conspiracy theorists.
Boston SOS held a protest to protest protesting. Their chants included:
– No Assembly Required!
– We Want Quiet, not a Riot!
– No Cause is Good Cause!
– No One Cares What You Think!
– We’re NOT Gonna PROTEST!
– No Change to Spare!
– Silence not Stridence!
– Decide to be Satisfied!
– Expression is Depression!
– Public Scenes are a Waste of Time!