For all my outspokeness about politics, I rarely actually get to be part of any real political protests. I support the Occupy movement wholeheartedly, but sadly my work schedule at Newhouse negates me from being able to participate as much as I’d like. However, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a political protest against the Westboro Baptist Church last weekend.
For those of you who have not heard of the Westboro Baptist Church, they are a church group who believes that because America tolerates homosexuality, that is why God has let X happen. Over the years, X has included soldiers’ deaths, Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, etc. For those of you who are unaware of their existence, I envy your ignorance. I myself had the displeasure of finding out about these guys when they decided that the entire city of Syracuse was going to Hell for worshipping Bernie Fine–a guy I’m sure most of us didn’t even know about until the scandal broke.