Get Your Signs Ready: Westboro Baptist Church to Bring Protests Back to Dallas Next Week

Sometimes, as during this L.A. protest, it's not quite clear if WBC is a protest or a parody.
Sometimes, as during this L.A. protest, it's not quite clear if WBC is a protest or a parody.
Flickr photo: k763

Speaking of planned protests ...

A Friend of Unfair Park sends word that the Westboro Baptist Church is making a return visit to Dallas next week -- including, yet again, a stop at the Jewish Community Center right around the time summer camp lets out a week from Friday, which shouldn't be disruptive at all. Also on the to-picket agenda: the Dallas Holocaust Museum in the West End, the Texas Jewish Post, the Yavneh Academy of Dallas, Congregation Beth El Binah (the LGBT synagogue), Chabad of Dallas and -- just to spread, ya know, the love -- the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Ross Avenue downtown, the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Arlington and the Fielder Road Baptist Church, also in Arlington. (Wait -- why a Baptist church? "To remind these so-called Christians that by paying preachers to lie, they are incurring God's wrath." Oh.)

In recent weeks I see the WBC has added some new signs to its arsenal: "God Sent the Oil" and "Dio in Hell" chief among them. I understand myriad counter-protests are in the works. Last time in front of the JCC there were folks holding signs like, oh, "I Like Pie" and "Derp." Still, let's step it up, people.


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >