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Creating a Shield Against Hate - Fred Phelps/Westboro

Creating A Shield Against Hate - Fred Phelps/Westboro

When members of Fred Phelps' anti-gay group targeted churches and businesses in Bloomington, IL, concerned residents and NIOT leaders organized a counter event and brought umbrellas as a symbolic shield against hate. (1:55)     


Everybody is a sinner, I mean we all commit mistakes and have done bad actions which are against in the eyes of God. But, which side would you choose in this issue? In certain corners of the United States of America, people still know how to take a stand against hatred motivated by ignorance. The city of Tucson, Ariz., where the terrible Safeway shooting as a result of Jared Lee Loughner occurred, will not allow Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church to come close to the mourners of the dead to harangue all of them with hate speech. The hate will be brushed aside by angels' wings - literally.

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