Comic-Con Hilariously Strikes Back Against Hate Church

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Blackmagic1515:

satanslawer123:
hell this is great i hope somthing happens like this in october in london

These ignorant bigots are banned from England =p Sorry to disappoint ^^

OT: This is freaking sweet. Way to out-troll the trolls my fellow nerds!!

yer but you never know some of our churches might get the idea

Jark212:

Kitsuna10060:

Jark212:
WIN... Overload...

I wish I was there...

if more people do this back at them, will they finally shut the fuck up?

Not likely, they feed on attention like some kind of leech, any publicity is good publicity to them...

oh well, if my choices are god and being like them and hell and being me,
i'm going straight down :3.

i salute my fellow nerds in not taking their crap

Actually I'm not sure that this could be considered a victory in any real sense, despite being an amusing stunt.

Understand that Westboro is out to garner attention, and they did that. While it wasn't violent they provoked a reaction. Also looking at the way the protest went down, I think a lot of ammo was actually provided for them to continue this.

I think it's a situation where the nerd community more "broke even" than won anything really.

I salute all who went to comic con, you legends!

satanslawer123:

Blackmagic1515:

satanslawer123:
hell this is great i hope somthing happens like this in october in london

These ignorant bigots are banned from England =p Sorry to disappoint ^^

OT: This is freaking sweet. Way to out-troll the trolls my fellow nerds!!

yer but you never know some of our churches might get the idea

Somehow I really doubt it. Considering this church is made up of only one family and EVERY other church thinks they're lunatics, I highly doubt it'll catch on over here =p

this made me laugh
ussually all i hear about the west boro baptist church makes me lose hope for humanity
but this is just pathetic for them to be protested by people in costumes mocking them

This made my day. I wish I could've been there.

Just found this (wait, when the hell did Google change?!?):
http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf/124803/silly%20signs2-700x466.jpg
(not sure if the above is from Comic-Com though)

Any more pics of that spy & pyro?

Therumancer:
Actually I'm not sure that this could be considered a victory in any real sense, despite being an amusing stunt.

Understand that Westboro is out to garner attention, and they did that. While it wasn't violent they provoked a reaction. Also looking at the way the protest went down, I think a lot of ammo was actually provided for them to continue this.

I think it's a situation where the nerd community more "broke even" than won anything really.

Not to mention the whole "counter-protest" thing happens everywhere the WBC goes. While I expected there would be one, occasionally people will do something a bit more ballsy and creative, which is why I'm actually a bit disappointed. If there's anything the people at Comic-Con have, it's creativity. For example, Mega 64 is attending, right? Their entire internet career revolves around being assholes to total strangers, so imagine if they had done a sketch where they dress up and bug the WBC. Or someone dressed as Batman gets up close to one of them and screams "SWEAR TO ME!" (Due to the whole "idol worshiping" thing) Of course, this is all assuming the WBC's police escort don't mind someone getting at least somewhat close to them <_<

At least there were some funny signs. ("God hates Jedi!" "Support fiction, read the Bible!")

Hehe, ODIN is god XD

I love nerds XD

I wish I'd been there...

soren7550:
Just found this (wait, when the hell did Google change?!?):
http://www.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf/124803/silly%20signs2-700x466.jpg
(not sure if the above is from Comic-Com though)

Any more pics of that spy & pyro?

That is the best thing here,besides it not being WBC Related (i think)

image

TF2 Heavy: "GOD LOVES SANDVICHES!!"

Seriously, this was pretty funny. Glad to see that there is a way to make protesting entertaining without violence.

Nerds: 1
WBC: -4500

Sorry if I don't feel the same sense of "victory" the rest of you guys feel, but I must say I am deeply disappointed with what the comic-con attendants did. I know they did it for "good intentions" but sadly, it doesn't work like they think it does. Counter protesting the WBC is not a good idea, as it just gives them more publicity. If it gives them publicity, they win, no matter the outcome.

I thought we nerds knew better than this? The only way to kill a troll is to ignore it. But I must admit, some of those signs were pretty funny.

Dear god that made my day, go nerds!

Thanks for the info. I haven't laughed that hard in a while.

Furburt:
Gentleman, I salute you.

Nerds: 1
Bigots: 0

Your move, Phelps.

Let's hope his next move involves his little black hateful heart giving out. I want to build an outhouse on that assholes grave, then everyone can pay their "respects" to "pastor" Fred Phelps.

OP: Figured they would do something like that, whenever they do show up there's a counter protest, still, good on them. Personally I think the best way to stop them is to either A: Do the Texas thing. Shoot them all (except for kids under 8) and shoot the survivors again, then put the kids into some form of reintergration program to reverse the brainwashing. Or B: Ignore them, they're attention whores, starve them. I really like option A though...

Deofuta:

Cowabungaa:
snip!
Please tell me he was wearing an animal mask there.

Check it out :)

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I'll think of something funny to say when I can stop laughing.

lol Im Christian and if I was there Id be right in with the nerds! Woo! NerdPower! Also its true that the best way to ruin the protests is by bringing it down to just stupidity so that the focus is off them and on something funny and lighthearted and not so hating

You know, this is EXACTLY what WBC craves, fucking attention. The thing Fred Phelps fears above all else, above the hell he so preaches, is dieing unknown and forgotten.

The greatest counter protest is to just ignore these assholes.

Go team Comic-Con :D

NameIsRobertPaulson:
Here is the transcript of one journalist, Bob Calhoun, with lead WBC Protester Maggie Phelps

BOB CALHOUN: So why are you out here at Comic Con today?

MARGIE PHELPS: well we're out here to say that if were to invest one fraction of the resources that you spend and invest in worshiping Batman, and the Ghostbusters and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and so fourth in reading the Bible and obeying God, this nation would not be (garbled).

BC: You seem to be pretty knowledgeable you threw out Buffy there.

MP: We read the news. It's not hard to track what's going on in this country. This kind of convention would draw a lot more people than, for instance, a convention about obeying God.

BC: What about the Promise Keepers though? The Promise Keepers fill arenas several times bigger than this.

MP: Promise Keepers. Promise Keepers, dot com, potato, po-tah-toe -- all worshiping false Gods.

BC: So the Promise Keepers are worshiping false gods as well...

MP: Of course they are. They are worshiping themselves, first and foremost. It's just another false religion.

BC: So who are the real Gods then?

MP: You mean who are the real servants? There's only one God and you know it and all mankind knows it. It's in your DNA. The Promise Keepers claim to worship the only true and living God, but instead they worship their works and self righteousness and that's every bit as wrong as these foolish people worshiping Batman and all.

BC: Okay, Batman I understand, but why picket the soldiers' funerals.

MP: Because the soldiers are dying for the sins of this nation and the whole world is looking over at those events. They are big, splashy, patriotic pep rallies. We've picketed over 500 of them. They're great, big, giant public events. Why not picket them?

BC: It's really tacky. These people are grieving. These families lost somebody.

MP: They're not grieving. They're angry with God and they're mugging for the cameras, and they're mugging for the cameras and they're bringing all their business outside... Let me finish. They're bringing all their business outside on Front Street and Main Street for everyone to talk about.

BC: At a cemetery? That's Main Street?

MP: Number one, we don't picket cemeteries. We picket on public sidewalks, 30 minutes before the funeral, and we leave when it starts. Have you ever been there picketing? I have. I see what goes on.

BC: But aren't you people just mugging for the cameras? You're here at Comic Con. You're at Ronnie James Dio's funeral. Aren't you just being fame whores just like the whores of Babylon you purport are in there (pointing to the San Diego Convention Center)?

MP: We're using any public forum available to get these words before the eyes and ears of doomed America. (Raising her voice) We are not claiming...

BC: I think you're just fame whores like the people in there (Note: Sylvester Stallone was in there somewhere).

MP: And I don't care. Now going back to what sprung you off onto that side trail, we don't claim that we're privately mourning for our dead son. They do.

BC: How are you supposed to know that though? How are you supposed to know whether they are mourning privately or not? What made you God? Does God speak to you?

MP: By their public actions. I don't care or know or care what they do in private. We don't speak to them in their private quarters. We speak to them when they come out on the public sidewalk. And that's what all of America is doing, bowing down to those dead bodies saying, "God Bless America" like a bunch of fools.

Oh I see question dodging. I love how their arguments get beaten so badly.

PhunkyPhazon:

Not to mention the whole "counter-protest" thing happens everywhere the WBC goes. While I expected there would be one, occasionally people will do something a bit more ballsy and creative, which is why I'm actually a bit disappointed. If there's anything the people at Comic-Con have, it's creativity. For example, Mega 64 is attending, right? Their entire internet career revolves around being assholes to total strangers, so imagine if they had done a sketch where they dress up and bug the WBC. Or someone dressed as Batman gets up close to one of them and screams "SWEAR TO ME!" (Due to the whole "idol worshiping" thing) Of course, this is all assuming the WBC's police escort don't mind someone getting at least somewhat close to them <_<

At least there were some funny signs. ("God hates Jedi!" "Support fiction, read the Bible!")

That linked clip is hilarious: "He's...he's irresistable", I especially love the Fox quote: "If you think America is doomed then GET OUT," I never thought I'd find myself agreeing with Fox. You know the crazy envelope's been pushed when even they're backing away slowly.

As for the Comic Con counter, I think the Commander Shepard sign, and the "I find your lack of faith...disturbing," were my favorites, as well as ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!!

I salute the nerds. God loves fags and Ronnie James Dio.

This is hilarious! Bravo my nerdy comrades!

Hey, good on them.
Confuse and out-wit the sh*t out of those up-tight fun-hating churchies!!

Next time, someone should dress up as Jesus with the sign "Time until resurrection: 3:00:00:00"

http://www.signmovies.net/videos/music/index.html

Nerds of the world! I invite you to laugh at WBC's god-awful (pun intended) cover of Lady Gaga's telephone :D

These people make me sick. Go Comic-con for fighting back!

You can't start a god-fight with pagans---you'll quickly find yourself severely outnumbered (in gods, at least).

Then again numbers aren't everything because atheists manage to beat monotheists despite constantly trailing the game 1:nil.

"The Meek went and inherited the earth while you were hating people last night"

"God Dammit"

*Multi-Post*

In the words of my old religion teacher 'God will know'. :D

this is why i love video games seriously.

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