Saturday, February 23, 2013
Westboro Baptist Church helping to raise money for The Trevor Project ... oh sweet, sweet irony...
Oh Westboro Baptist Church ... when are you just going to wake up and realise you're a bunch of dick heads?
I know I've mentioned my disdain for this group before, but I really don't think you can overstate something like that. Anyone who protests at a funeral deserves a special and particularly vicious brand of vigilante justice, as far as I'm concerned.
But rather than take the route that most choose when Westboro Baptist Church decide to come knocking, ie. open mocking or calling the cops, Vassar opted to try something different. Why not turn it into a fundraiser and try to collect some money for the very issues they were protesting?
So they spread the word around the college and set a goal of raising $4,500, a hundred bucks for every minute that the Westboro Baptist Church would be protesting that would be donated to The Trevor Project. An ambition sum to be sure, but it only took days for them to have raised TEN TIMES THAT AMOUNT! Hell, with a week still to go, their total is currently sitting at over $84,000!
I love when people gather together to shit all over the plans of bigots. Vassar College, you guys get my Official Seal of Awesomeness!
And Westboro dudes? I'd say sucks to be you, but at this point I'm not even sure if you have the mental capacity to understand just what happened and how you contributed to almost a hundred thousand dollars being donated to a charity that supports LGBTQ youth.
Oh sweet irony.