AI: WBC faking protests, can we do better?

According to The New York Observer, the Westboro Baptist Church has taken to protesting at events via Photoshop.

If you don’t already know, the WBC is a group that shows up at funerals and such to publicly offend homosexuals and anyone that isn’t completely bonkers.

It seems that they’ve been getting too lazy to actually show up and now they’re just photoshopping themselves in. I think we can do better.

Into what event or place should the WBC protestors be photoshopped?

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Ryan Consell is a skeptical artist, tap-dancing armorer, juggling scientist, rock-climbing writer, sword-fighting math teacher, uni-cycling gamer, fire-spinning academic and devout nerd. He has a Masters in Applied science, most of a bachelors in Fine Arts, and a very short attention span. He is the author of How Not to Poach a Unicorn and half of the masochistic comedy duo that is Creative Dissonance. Follow him on Twitter @StudentofWhim


  1. February 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    The French Revolution, esp. anything with a guillotine

  2. February 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    The founding of the premier British luxury sport car company – holding signs that say, GOD HATES JAGS

  3. February 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Aboard the Icarus II just before it falls into the Sun.

  4. February 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    A wave pool at a water park.

  5. February 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    My husband just piped up “Ooh! I wanna see them protest the crucifixion!”

  6. February 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    @tattooedg33k: Tell your husband I’m nominating him for Comment of the Week.

  7. February 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    WBC at the stations of the cross?


    tattooedg33k you are an evil genius and someone is building a hell so we can all go there.

  8. February 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

    tattooedg33k: Tell your husband he is blasphenomenal!

    Kahomono: That’s good, but it makes me want to see more pun ones…

    Protesting the checkout lane of a grocery store? (GOD HATES BAGS)
    Protesting the Westminster Dog Show? (GOD HATES WAGS)
    Protesting at a horse track? (GOD HATES NAGS)
    Protesting outside the offices of Facebook? (GOD HATES TAGS)

    …I’ll stop now.

  9. February 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

    The Tiannamen Square protest! Any protest from the 60’s or 70s with hippies in it.

  10. February 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I want to see them protest the signing of the US constitution.

  11. February 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I may have to fire up Photoshop and make all of these come true.

  12. February 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Those are GREAT suggestions!! I want them to protest Homer Simpson or Barney. Or whatever the most innocuous children’s cartoon or movie you can think of….like ‘My Little Pony’ or ‘The Muppets’.

  13. February 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Spongebob Squarepants (“God Hates Sponges”), Clone Wars (“God Hates Droids”), Dora The Explorer (“God Hates Maps”).

  14. February 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm


    The source WBC image (not shot by me): http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3916670955/

    If anybody wants to take a crack at some other backgrounds, I’ll happily share the .psd file with layers where the work of creating a layer mask and hiding the original text on the signs is already done.

  15. February 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    @Rei Malebario: You’re gonna get double sued 😀

  16. February 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    …at the Vatican.

  17. March 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Hello!  Came here via a link on the Ravelry Atheist and Agnostic Crafters group.  Some suggestions:
    Outside the UN building: God Hates Flags
    On a WoW server: God Hates Lag
    At the zebra exhibit at your favourite local zoo: God hates zigs and zags
    And one to betray my Steeltown roots: Outside a steel mill: God Hates Slag

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