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Countering the Westboro Baptist Church

Today, over 200 people of all ages, genders, races and sexualities met hate head on as they confronted the Westboro Baptist Church during their protest of Grant High School.
Around nine or ten followers of the WBC arrived at Grant High School at 7am this morning. Their website (godhatesfags.com) said that they were going to be there until 8am. However, a large crowd, at least 200 people, came out to meet them and they left at 7:30am. Reportedly, the Grant High School students were kept inside the school during the protest for their safety. However, when the WBC left, the kids from the school came out and sang, "Lean on Me."

It's continually inspiring to see such community support against such hatred and such creativity too.