MOORE., Okla. -- Sunday, March 6, members of the Westboro Baptist Church brought their ‘God Hates...’ propaganda, and set up shop at Central Junior High to protest. The people of Moore, however, weren't having any of that and sent the picketing cult running out of town in record time.
May 5, 2013, Moore Okla., was hit by a two-mile-wide category EF-5 tornado which injured more than 250 people and killed at least 51. Of those who lost their lives, 20 were confirmed to be children. The tornado, which piled cars and destroyed many homes, also hit Plaza Towers elementary, trapping two dozen school children under the rubble. -Source: Reuters News
On the anniversary of this disaster, Westboro Baptist Church came to picket and, according to a public notice on their website, let the people know that the deaths of their “...beast-like children…” and families, was acts of God’s wrath born out of his hate for them. - Source: WBC Website/ Public Notice
The cult family had obtained a permit to picket in the town for thirty minutes, but the citizens of Moore showed up in number, crossed picket lines, and ran Westboro off after only eight minutes after they arrived.
Dan Eccles, a resident of Moore told KFOR.TV News Channel 4,
“They shagged tail, got in them cars and was leaving in a hurry. Oh yeah, they was gone! I was afraid of a riot really. I didn't know how long Westboro would stay, which they were smart to leave.”
Amanda Eccles said,
“I think it’s just impressive how Moore comes together as a family and stands for their town.”
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