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Fighting Hate with Memes: Pop Culture Party Against Westboro Baptist Church


Party Against Westboro Baptist Church; Credit: Christopher VictorioParty Against Westboro Baptist Church; Credit: Christopher Victorio

Westboro Baptist Church's latest visit to Long Beach, which coincided with the city's annual Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival, sparked the Party Against Westboro, an Internet-driven, pop culture-centric meet-up that drowned out antagonism with memes. Read more in “Party Against Westboro: Group Counters Fred Phelps' Notorious Church with Absurdism and Pop Culture References” by Liz Ohanesian. All photos by Christopher Victorio.

LA Weekly