Today was supposed to be a big day for the hate-filled and attention-starved Westboro Baptist Church: In the wake of the Boston bombings, they were planning to picket the funeral of Krystle Campbell, the 29-year-old victim of the marathon attack. And it was all going so well until — well, until Anonymous and the Boston Teamsters got involved.
This is gross release the WBC sent out in anticipation of Campbell's funeral:
That's about as terrible as everything we've come to expect from the WBC — tasteless, senseless, and attention getting. So when the Local 25 Teamsters, the Boston chapter of the national labor union group, heard of the hate group's plans, the teamsters called them out: "Show your face," read one post on the union's site; "no-shows" read a @teamster tweet. That's because they decided to make a human chain to let Krystle's family and friends mourn in peace:
Pretty cool, right?
Here's how they arrived:
Here's another shot of the line forming:
And of the group's "silent presence" outside the funeral in Medford, Massachusetts:
And here's the long view via Reuters, from outside St. Joseph Church: