Bikers Scare Off Westboro Baptist from Tornado Victim’s Funeral

UPDATE: Several people are tweeting that Westboro Baptist Church members were arrested.


Original story below.


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Bikers form a shield to protect mourners from Westboro Baptist Church protesters in Oklahoma (via @beau_drake).

A community in mourning is uniting against an invading force looking to exploit its misery.

Yesterday we learned the hateful Westboro Baptist Church was planning to picket the funeral of 9-year-old tornado victim Nicolas McCabe in Norman, Oklahoma — near Moore, where he was killed.

Today, an image surfaced (above) of bikers lining up to insulate mourners from the hateful protesters, who thank God for killing victims of natural disasters, believing it is His retribution for society’s sins.

Below, a Facebook video of the bikers:

Then, tweets on the ground indicated that Westboro was a “no show”:


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Meanwhile, an image is circulating of Westboro’s Shirley Phelps-Roper — daughter of the church’s head and one of the faces of the organization — encouraging local businesses to refuse her service:

Yesterday, Westboro’s “God Hates Oklahoma” website was hacked and redirected to an American Red Cross donation page.



Check out this video for some of the weirdest facts about the Westboro Baptist Church:

Westboro Baptist Church: Top 10 Things You Didn't KnowWatch the top 10 things you didn't know about Westboro Baptist Church. They're the most hated family in America, maybe the world, and while we all know they're a bunch of despicable morons, the reality is that there is some subtlety to their brand of awful. Also, they tweet some really dumb stuff.2013-04-26T17:57:14.000Z
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