People Dressed As Angels To Block Anti-Gay Protesters In Orlando
The hateful Westboro Baptist Church tried to interrupt some of the funerals of the Orlando gay nightclub victims — but these angels weren't having it.
Funerals were held Saturday in Orlando for some of the 49 victims of last week's terror attack on a gay nightclub.
The group, which is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as "arguably the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America," was led by the fundamentalist Fred Phelps until his 2014 death.
The "Angel Action" counter-protest can be traced back to when Westboro members picketed the funeral of Laramie, Wyoming gay teen Matthew Shepard in 1998.
Friends of Shepard dressed as angels to block protesters at the murder trials for the two men who beat him and left him tied to a fence.