Community Rallies to Defend Gay Athlete From Westboro Baptists

It is apparent that the members of The Westboro Baptist Church once again have nothing better to do with their lives this week than spread ignorance as we hear they are planning a hate-filled rally against an openly gay football player in Indiana.

OutSports is reporting that an openly gay football star will feel the support thousands of friends, family, and community members on Monday as their community rallies around its major hero.

Jake Bain, heading to college this fall to Indiana State has been in the news recently for all the right reasons.  Now there's a little bit of backwards thinking around this forward moving young man.

The primary reason for the Jake-supportive rally is to counteract the one that Westboro Baptist Church is planning on Monday.  The event, titled Stand With Jake on Facebook, already has 1,200 people planning to attend. 

“He is a great athlete, but he’s a better kid,” Andy Abbott, Head of School at John Burroughs, told Fox 2 Now. “He’s a great student and he’s a great friend to his peers.”  Not only that, but he was recently honored by the St. Louis Blues during their pride night last month.  –



We will wait and see if the WBC shows on Monday.  Both rallies will take place Monday morning before school starts at John Burroughs School.  Click here for more info on the event to show that you #standwithjake. 


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