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Watch an Oklahoma mob run the Westboro Baptist Church out of town

After tragedy struck in the form of a tornado, locals were in no mood for this nonsense.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 8, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 12:31 pm CDT

Schadenfreude is never as enjoyable as when it comes at the expense of the maniacally homophobic and theologically confused protest cult known as the Westboro Baptist Church. Which is why you’ll love this footage of folks in Moore, Okla., chasing them out of town.

Naturally, the WBC—which showed up to say the deadly tornado was just a taste of divine wrath—tried to play the victim to the rowdy counter-protest. This profusion of “rebel thugs,” they claimed, are the reason god hates Oklahoma. Maybe that’s also why the Sooners got knocked out in the first round of March Madness? Lord, what terrible retribution He hath wrought!  

But the strongest persecution complex on the planet isn’t enough to mask the truth of this encounter: nobody was arrested or injured, there was no outbreak of violence, and the few WBC protesters present were forced to flee defeated and broken. 

H/T Huffington Post | Photo by Mel Marr/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 8, 2014, 4:38 pm CDT