Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for their inappropriate protests (military bases, celebrity funerals, etcetera), was in for a big surprise when they decided to protest Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Seattle, Washington on Friday, July 27th, 2012.
A woman named Melissa Neace decided she would organize a counter-protest. She created a Facebook group titled “Zombie’ing Westboro Baptist Church AWAY from Fort Lewis!” Soon the hordes gathered and people from all over the globe watched the events via twitter and facebook updates.
Neace told the News Tribune. “We wanted to turn something negative around, into something people could laugh at and poke fun at. It was the easiest way to divert attention from something so hateful.”
“I think that their message is very hateful, and Jesus was not a hateful person. He loved everybody,” one of the counter-protesters told KIRO.
Over 300 zombies attended the counter-protest, while only 8 Westobro members showed up. The reason for WBC’s protest is still unclear. But they can be certain of one thing; wherever they may be, zombies could likely shuffle their way to the other side of the road!