Members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church threatened to protest at memorial services for 9-year-old Oklahoma tornado victim Nicolas McCabe, but never showed up.
The funeral took place in Moore, Oklahoma, and was also attended by a wall of counter-protester bikers called the “Patriot Guard Riders.” The riders lined the streets, creating a wall for the funeral procession of a young boy killed.
A group of roughly 500 people, including the bikers, showed up to oppose the Westboro Baptist protest. But people from Westboro never showed up.
As if protesting the funeral of a 9-year-old isn’t ridiculous enough, a tweet from Fred Phelps Jr., son of Westboro Baptist Church minister Fred Phelps singled out Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant, directly blaming him for the tornado for supporting gay player Jason Collins.
He tweeted: “OK Thunder’s Durant flips God by praising fag Collins. God smashes OK. You do the math.”
Though there is no cure for that level of stupidity or ignorance, a community “uniting against an invading force looking to exploit its misery” is pretty cool.