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. 


3 thoughts on “Community Rallies to Defend Gay Athlete From Westboro Baptists”

  1. Westboro baptist is nothing

    Westboro baptist is nothing but a church full of hypocrisy. Jesus said to love others as he loved us. He did not say “love others except…”. They give all Christians a bad name and their desperation and ignorance speaks volumes about their faith. It says something when even the founder’s children won’t have anything to do with the church or it’s representation. Good job for this kid for making a life for himself. No one needs to take that away from him. Especially people who don’t have enough sense to actually read the Bible. 

  2. This young man has everything
    This young man has everything going for him: he’s an athlete, he’s a good student, he’s a leader, he’s handsome, so Westboro Baptist probably thinks he’s a perfect target, but they forget, he’s 17, maybe 18, in other words he’s a kid. Must make them feel real superior. However, what can we expect. This is a group that pickets military funerals and in one case, targeted a young elementary school boy letting him know his father died protecting gays (not the words they used). They may be the only group that makes Donald Trump look morally superior.

  3. westboro have become so

    westboro have become so desperate of attention. if they really think they are speaking for God then go countries where Christianity is being procecuted.


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