If you’ve never heard of the Westboro Baptist Church, they’re the A-Holes that go around to soldier’s funerals with signs that say “God Hates Fags.” Why do they do this? Because apparently America supports homosexuals by not constantly killing them every moment of the day.
Well, the church may have finally chosen the wrong group to mock as this time they’re not targeting America or the military, but instead are protesting… Comic-Con nerds. Specifically the nerds that go to Comic-Con. Why? Let’s let their website spell it out for them:
“Are you kidding?! If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do! Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent – so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry.”
All of which means, they scheduled a 45 minute protest at Comic-Con. Now, it’s hard to say picketing Comic-Con is particularly stupid by church standards, because everything that church does is ridiculous to an insane degree. But if there’s one group of people that are already used to being mocked and wouldn’t care, it’s the guys crammed into the San Diego Convention center waiting in line for exclusive Orko figures dressed as the Flash and Seven of Nine.