Zombies Cream Westboro Protest

Anti-gay protesters at military base get undead surprise
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 29, 2012 11:36 PM CDT
Updated Jul 30, 2012 12:01 AM CDT
Zombies take on Westboro Baptist Church protesters near the Lewis-McChord joint military base south of Seattle.   (KIRO via YouTube)

(Newser) – It was the afterlife vs. the undead: Protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church encountered a protest of their own on Friday. Ersatz zombies organized on Facebook to counter Westboro's appearance at the Lewis-McChord joint military base south of Seattle. Some 300 zombies and supporters easily overran the paltry eight protesters in the Westboro crew, reports KIRO-TV.

"I think that their message is very hateful, and Jesus was not a hateful person. He loved everybody," said a "zombie." It's not clear why the conservative Kansas church specifically targeted the Washington base, but church protesters have regularly been demonstrating at veterans' funerals, saying the deaths are God's retribution for American tolerance of gays. No one from either group was arrested.

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