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Philly Natives Hold Back the Westboro Baptist Church

Philly Natives Hold Back the Westboro Baptist Church

Philadelphians came out in full force, blocking traffic and some even donning little to no clothing in a flagrant counter-protest of the hate group known as the Westboro Baptist Church, which had planned to protest an LGBT health care clinic in Center City Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon. It was promoted for weeks ahead of time on social media as the “Great Wall of Love,” an effort to block the Westboro Baptist Church members from protesting against and harassing patients seeking treatment at the Mazzoni Center at 8th and Locust streets in downtown Philadelphia. But for the hateful four who hailed all the way from Topeka, Kansas, more than 1,000 counter-protesters flooded an entire city block outside the Mazzoni Center with their own fabricated and handmade signs, many which mimicked and mocked the design and shape of those trademarked by the WBC. Playboy caught up with the granddaughter of WBC founder Pastor Fred Phelps, Jael Holroyd, as she and her three cohorts were…