We have mentioned the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) in several of our previous posts, after they staged protests during the funerals of several of our nation’s fallen heroes. The group believes that the deaths of U.S. troops in combat are essentially God’s way of “punishing” the United States for its diplomatic policies regarding gays and lesbians.
The fact that the group essentially manages to disrupt the solemnity of a military funeral without legal ramifications, by ensuring that their pickets are conducted at a legal distance, was used by New York artist Scott LoBaido in an attempt to “beat the church at its own game,” as shared in a feature on the Los Angeles Times.
LoBaido traveled to the WBC compound in Topeka, Kansas, and parked his truck across the street, ensuring that he was located at a spot that was within legal distance from the property. He then proceeded to paint a satirical portrait that depicted WBC pastor Fred Phelps Sr. locked in a carnal embrace with the devil.
Complete article at US Navy Seals: http://bit.ly/hqbQFc