My original headline for this was going to be “horrible people plan on attempting to ruin otherwise awesome and fun event,” but that maybe a little too on the nose.
Reports surfaced today that the Westboro Baptist Church, the Fred Phelps-headed church that thrives on hate-filled publicity stunts, have targeted Comic-Con International in San Diego, kicking off in less than two weeks; specifically from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. It’s galling to give them any publicity at all, since that’s exactly what they want, but the fact that they’ve targeted as innocuous and positive as an event as Comic-Con is really a testament to just how off their nut they are.
Part of their screed: “They have turned comic book characters into ideals, and worship them they do!” That’s way off-base, guys. We worship video game, movie and TV characters, too. Get with it!