Haters Provoke Outpouring of Love in Broomfield

A happy ending to the unsavory story we noted a couple of days ago, as Jennifer Rios of the Boulder Daily Camera reports:

When Broomfield residents learned that Broomfield High School was a possible target of hate speech and protest, more than 600 counter-protesters showed up.

A “Community Hug” was created in response to a rumored visit from Westboro Baptist Church members, who said they would be in Broomfield at 2:30 p.m. They never arrived — a common tactic of the small family band based in Topeka, Kansas, that advocates hate against public schools, LGBTQ individuals, and the U.S. military.

Broomfield police showed up at 11 a.m.; community members began arriving at 12:30 p.m., but those who sparked the event never showed up.

Local residents linked arms to surround the campus of Broomfield High School, creating a physical barrier against a protest that failed to materialize. It’s quite possible that the pre-event lampooning of the anti-everything protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in the media, in which they learned the protest had been scheduled for the wrong day, caused them to abort. Or maybe they just didn’t have the gas money to drive to Boulder from Topeka.

Either way, in the end there was absolutely nothing to see in Broomfield–except hundreds of local residents who turned out just to make everybody knows this miserable traveling band of inbred misanthropes in no way represents the people who live here.

And if that’s the the effect they have, we invite Westboro Baptist to threaten and then not show up anytime.

7 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Good outcome for a whackjob stunt.

    In other news – what's your score? I'm at 8 (not going to share which ones 😊)


    christianinterviews.com has apparently been taking taking its message to college campuses, greatly encouraging the behaviors they call out.

    • VoyageurVoyageur says:

      Ankle biters? Your own ankle?  That's impressive.

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      MJ, some of your 8 are easy — e.g., "Rebellious Women". But others…  I'm speculating on a check mark next to Women MMA Fighters … amIright?

      Sadly, I can only get to 6, and have to stretch some categories to get there.

      And finally, can anyone tell me why, in the entire list, the only "blanks" are used for M—–bators ???

  2. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    laugh JiD. I have taken several forms of martial arts, although unfortunately, not lately.

    I do wonder about the "cow worshippers" and "devil healers"….is that like being vegan or using herbs as medicine? Also, "ankle biters" are children, right? Is being a child a de facto sin in these nutso's eyes?

    Don't feel bad about only scoring 6. Reviewing the christianinterview list, I concluded that I am a piker in the sin department, and need to get better at it.

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