The “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church is targeting South Carolina with a two-day, multiple stop protest, and South Carolina queers are having none of it as counter protests sprung up in both Columbia and Charleston.

News coverage from around the Palmetto State:

Columbia: Hate group’s picket brings out more cops than protesters (WIS 10)

Columbia: Westboro group protests Gov. Sanford’s infidelity (Daily Gamecock)

Columbia: Hundreds picket church group protest (Midlands Connection)

Columbia: God Hates Gays says hate group at the State House (Free Times)

Charleston: Controversial church protests for second day in the Lowcountry (ABC News 4)

Charleston: Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-gay, Jewish, military rallies in Charleston (The Digitel)

Charleston: Counter protesters confront anti-gay group outside Charleston Air Force Base (NBC News 2)

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.