9-Year Old Counter-Protests Westboro Baptist Church With ‘God Hates No One’ Sign

No WBCThis kid is a genius. Mark Memmott reports on NPR:

Patty Akrouche says she’s “never been prouder” of her 9-year-old son, Josef Miles, than she was this past weekend.

As Akrouche wrote on her Facebook page, she and Josef were on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka when they encountered some of the protesters from the tiny Westboro Baptist Church, which has gained notice in recent years for protesting against homosexuality, abortion and other issues outside the funerals of military veterans and celebrities.

Westboro’s followers are infamous for their signs that — using an F-word we won’t repeat — say ‘God Hates [Homosexuals].’

“Josef was determined to make his own statement so we went to the car and with pencil and his sketch pad, he made up his own little sign that reads ‘GOD HATES NO ONE,’ ” his mom wrote…

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24 Comments on "9-Year Old Counter-Protests Westboro Baptist Church With ‘God Hates No One’ Sign"

  1. LOL, portly young Joe wrote a sign on an 8.5×11 piece of paper, stood 1 block away from the WBC protesters, got a quick snapshot, and then ran off as fast as his chubby little legs could carry him. I’d hardly call that a “counter-protest” as much as a “photo op” … and it made national network news, giving an opportunity to compete for attention against U.S. drone strikes in Yemen. This is a classic example of  “manufactured news” (AKA “disinformation” – you know, that thing this site is supposed to expose).

    In any case, Joe seems to be a typical American child: an obese, fame-obsessed, religious-nutjob.

    • God Hates Franco | May 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm |

       Right, homophobe … it’s totally unimportant when these Westboro Baptist Church people get called out on their bullshit. Don’t you think the world is big enough for both stories?

    • God Hates Franco | May 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm |

       Ever see these assholes in action? They are raving lunatics, even an adult wouldn’t want to stand next to them for a minute.

      Also, making fun of a 9-year old’s weight, you’re a real class act.

      •  You mean like this?

        “Joe Joe, Such a Fatso!”
        “Joseph Miles – He Needs to Run One!”
        “Joe Mama’s So Fat They Named Joe Mama Jokes After Her!”


        • Yes, you’re making opponents of the drone strikes look like jerks right.

        • Crystalbgb | May 21, 2012 at 10:49 am |

          Fuck you Franco, grow the fuck up!  You are the most ridiculous person I have ever seen who would actually write something like this. How dare you make fun of a nine year old boy and his weight. He is standing up for what he believes in. Go rot in hell with the Westboro idiots. His mother also posted he has a medical condition that has caused his weight gain…. Grow up you piece of trash.

    • You mad Franco?

    • DeepCough | May 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm |

      Joe still has more balls than you for standing up to these theofascist fuckheads.

    • Adamsshadow | May 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm |

      You’re seriously talking shit about some kid making fun of the Westboro Baptist Church? You really have a problem with some kid calling out the Phelps’? Really? I suppose it would be better if this nine-year-old boy wrote an extensive treatise on the excesses of American consumerism and the logical fallacies and hypocrisy of modern Christianity – but oh wait, he’s fucking NINE and you’re a tool.

      Sad; just…sad.

      • Crystalbgb | May 21, 2012 at 10:36 am |

        I completly agree with you adamsshadow, what a tool for making fun of a nine year old kid, who is standing up for what he believes in. Good for him!  Franco your an idiot, do us all a favor and shut the hell up!

    • Joe has Insulin Resistance, just diagnosed… thats why we were out walking “Franco”. I hope you never have to be scrutinized the way you just did, Josef. Lucky for him, he doesnt care what you, or anyone else that Bullies people around thinks. Think I will take a cue from my son and end this reply in a civilized fashion. You take care now.

    • Crystalbgb | May 21, 2012 at 10:46 am |

      You are a complete idiot, your nothing but a bully. I am assuming you are obese yourself and love to put little nine year old children down to make yourself feel better. This was a bold thing for a nine year old boy to do. Good for you Josef for standing up for what you believe in!  I am sure Franco the idiot, is a member of Westboro, sounds like something the uneducated and biased church would say. To say things about a nine year old weight problem is just -plain ridiculous.  Joe does seem like a typical American Child- smart, and able to stand up for what he beilieves in. You keep up the good work Josef.  Franco go  rot in hell you religious nutjob fanatic. You are a real piece of shit and should be ashamed of yourself.

  2. Calypso_1 | May 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm |

    Should have picked up some of his boyz and stomped those haters.

  3. God hates itself 

  4. god this, god that, im so sick of god. i really hate god.

    • Anti-Crowley | May 19, 2012 at 8:21 am |

       Sounds like you hate people who talk about God.  I would suggest that perhaps you don’t know God.

  5. Ever notice that you never see the Westboro people getting beaten down by police when they occupy funerals, etc? 

  6. I’ve never understood why people give westboro the time of day. Every time an article like this gains momentum it is giving their views a far greater reach than if you just left them ranting on a street corner.

  7. sam23sirius | May 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm |

    I am pretty sure that the god of the bible hates everyone.

  8. Pmbugbee5416 | May 21, 2012 at 11:31 am |

    I live in a city far removed from the hands of the Westboro Church and it’s message of hate, but I can only imagine what it must feel like for a young boy to encounter these people on a regular basis. Amen to you Joe, you are absolutely right. God hates no one! I think you have incredible courage to stand up for what you believe in and what is morally right. As for the naysayers out there (Franco), I am sure the Phelps have a place ready and waiting for you in their unholy church. 

  9. Established Poster | May 21, 2012 at 11:55 am |

    I am glad that I have found a safe haven here from the majority in America.  The majority are sheeple and not as smart as us.  They all love fascism and being controlled by the government. It is because they are Christians and republicans.  Both of those camps believe stupid things because they don’t require hard, irrefutable proof like we do, like the fact that 9/11 was an inside job.  We don’t operate on partial information.  Right guys?

    • Adamsshadow | May 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm |

      Your satirical assessment of Disinfo users is so incredibly accurate and irresistibly hilarious at the same time that I feel my entire worldview going through a paradigm-shift; I think I’ll hop on over to reason.com for some edgy libertarian thinking, then go to YouTube so I can masturbate to old videos of William F. Buckley, Jr. for my old-school fix, and finally, I’ll finish off with the Drudge Report so I can be reminded of how scary black guys are.

      Thanks Established Poster!  

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