Haters challenge Comic-Con as Devil Worshippers
Ed here: Someday somebody's going to take these maggots down. They're going to ruin one too many funerals of a young dead soldier and then THEY'll know what hell is really all about. (This is from Comic Book News)
Westboro Baptist Church
• Rich Johnston catches word that Westboro Baptist Church, the small but vocal anti-gay extremist group best known for picketing funerals and Jewish institutions, will protest Comic-Con on Thursday -- if only briefly. The Kansas-based congregation, which is headed by Fred Phelps, is in San Diego to oppose the appearance by former Vice President Al Gore at the 2010 AHA Health Forum Leadership Summit. However, members are squeezing in time from 1:15 to 2 p.m. to take a run at nerds, who "have turned comic bookcharacters into idols, and worship them."
"The destruction of this nation is imminent," the group's website reads, "so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry..