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Zombies Counterprotest Westboro Baptist Church

You know, Zombies catch an awful lot of flack from the usual suspects in the press: stereotypes about brain-devouring, Living-slaughtering and a (supposed) lack of intelligence and humanity.

But, I’ll have you point out, they don’t go around picketing funerals, like the, ahem, people from the Westboro Baptist Church. Who’ve become justifiably infamous as, well, jerks. Picketing funerals will do that for you. Who, the world seemed to ask, would come out to represent basic human decency?

And thus it fell to Zombies to arrange a peaceful counterprotest of the latest attempt by the Westboro crowd to offend and outrage. Apparently it went quite well:

Members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church showed up to picket at a Seattle-area military base last week, but were confronted with an unusual counter-protest: dozens of people dressed as zombies.

Eight members of the church, known for frequently picketing military funerals and other events as a protest against the progression of gay rights, found themselves confronted with the counter-protest while picketing outside of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Friday. The playful counter-protest was launched by Spanaway, Wash., resident Melissa Neace, who spread the word of her idea on Facebook.

Note how the mainstream press, however, wants to believe that when Zombies do good they’re all Living people in costume. Rarely do we hear such skepticism when Zombies are accused of misdeeds!

Ah well. Still a great idea and we’re happy to see Zombies coming out and shambling up for a good cause.

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