6 Hilarious Reactions to Westboro Baptist Church’s Protest Against Jason Collins

NBA star Jason Collins rocked the sports world this week when he publicly announced his homosexuality, making him the first active athlete in the four US professional sports to “come out.” Many have voiced support for Collins on Twitter and other social media sites, including Kobe Bryant:

Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others.

Michelle Obama:

So proud of you, Jason Collins! This is a huge step forward for our country. We’ve got your back! —mo

Steve Nash:

The time has come. Maximum respect. RT @Baron_Davis: I am so proud of my bro @jasoncollins34 for being real. …

Bill Clinton:

I’m proud to call Jason Collins a friend.

And many others. One group that isn’t pleased with the news is, surprise surprise, Westboro Baptist Church. Always eager for an opportunity to make some anti-gay noise, congregation members took to the streets with signs and shouts of eternal damnation. But no demonstration is complete without a witty and irreverent counter-protest! Here are 6 of the best scenes captured from these twin protests:


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