They set up by the Commons yesterday, two guys with big 10-foot signs, spewing all sorts of hateful propaganda about people God hates. They usually come once a year. They draw huge crowds--several hundred at least. Uncharacteristically, there were on campus AGAIN today. They set up in front of the library, maybe because the tall buildings made the accoustics better for shouting. When I first saw them, one guy was screaming at the top of his lungs at one member of a hacky-sack group, calling him a hypocrite for some reason. The kid just laughed.
Some poor girl went up to one guy, quietly handed him a small pamphlet, and walked away. He instantly read it, mocking her for being such a coward that she didn't speak to him...and when he read that it was some Mormon literature, the two men got into a yelling dialogue about how Mormons are worse than child molesters.
I try to avoid them, since I don't want to give them the attention they crave, and I don't want to listen to their nasty, hate-filled messages. However, for your entertainment, their signs yesterday had some helpful lists of people God hates. Here's a sample (I'm in there several times).
*Witches (included a helpful graphic of a Halloween witch, on broomstick)
*Pre-marital Sex (this is not a group, but they listed it)
*Child-Molesting Homosexuals (ignoring the fact that most child molesters are heterosexual)
*People That Talk To Pets More Than God
*Internet Porn Addicts
*Racists (this one surprised me. I guess SOME discrimination is okay)
*Pro-Abortion Baby Butchers
*Suicide Bombers (such a huge demographic)
*Mormons and Their Cults
*Cult of the Effeminate Intellect (?)
*Misc. Heathen (I liked this one very much)
*Dykes on Bikes
*Sex, Drugs, Rock Music
*Sports's Nuts (sic)
*Rebellious Women (Blue! New webring!)
*Ankle Bitters (sic)
Incidentally, my parents are awesome.