Originally posted on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 5/1/13
If the idea sounds a little strange to you then you are not alone. When I first heard that the Westboro Baptist Church was going to hold a protest outside of Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday I thought, "Wow, what a horrible name for an arena" followed quickly with "What in the world do those people hate about basketball?" The answer was pretty easy--Jason Collins. Collins became the first active player in one of the four major American sports to announce that he is gay on Monday. Since the news broke you can hardly turn on a new-type program without hearing from Collins or someone's reaction to the news--both good and bad. It is the kind of thing that transcends from the sports world into mainstream society with all sorts of talk shows commenting on it, the President speaking out in support of Collins, and people from all walks of life saying "its about time!" And it is exactly the kind of thing that the Westboro Baptist Church likes to hate. Since the news bro...
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