Oklahoma Town Chases Out Westboro
Westboro Baptist Church should have applied for an eight-minute protest permit instead of the 30-minute license they asked for, because that's about how long they lasted before they were chased out of town ahead of schedule by the community of Moore, Oklahoma.
The notorious hate group was in Moore to let locals know that they think god sent the recent deadly tornado because of gays. But hundreds of residents lined up for a counter-protest that quickly overwhelmed the anti-gay group.
Westboro’s permit to picket was for half an hour. They had been there a mere eight minutes when several people took matters into their own hands. Some Moore residents crossed the picket line to go after Westboro members. Dan Eccles said, “I was afraid of a riot really. I didn’t know how long Westboro would stay, which they were smart to leave.” Police were able to hold back the Moore residents while the Westboro bunch rushed to pack their signs in their cars and leave. Dan Eccles said, “They shagged tail, got in them cars and was leaving in a hurry. Oh yeah, they was gone!” “I thought it was hilarious. I mean I really did. We sat there and laughed the whole time,” said Tina Johnson. “They were running, yeah.”