2012 MLB All Star Game News: Westboro Baptist Church

So it seems that the "Reverend" Fred Phelps and his anti-gay family-based cult, the Westboro Baptist Church, will be picketing the 2012 MLB All Star Game, including the Home Run Derby and the game itself. I don't know if they are interested in the Futures Game.

Given that their headquarters is in Topeka, we are pretty used to these lunatics around Kansas and Missouri, but while most people around the country know about these jokers, you might not actually get to see them much in person. Unfortunately, we do around here, especially here in Lawrence, which is one of their main targets since this is a relatively gay-friendly progressive college town with lots of liberals and other assorted intelligent, kind, and sometimes unusual people hanging around.

A discussion question for you: what is the best way to handle these guys? Ignore them? Fight back with insults of your own? Tell them that Jesus loves them and Goddess blesses them with Her infinite mercy? What would you say if you ran into these guys?

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