For many years, the most-read post on Inkstain was this, from April 23, 2005:
When Fred Phelps’ motley entourage came to Albuquerque, Nora and her friends made wings – big-ass wings.
The Phelpsites set up on one corner at the entrance to the University of New Mexico, and the counter-protesters set up on the other. And out of that crowd of counter-protesters emerged three angels, with these really big-ass wings.
Some years ago, Westboro Baptist Church came to Boston to protest a funeral for a soldier. The Boston Police Department bagpipers were ready for them.
“On the corner of a narrow street lined with Colonial-era buildings, the Kansas contingent tried shouting its anti-homosexual message at mourners who overflowed from the church. But every time demonstrators spoke out, the 14-man Boston Police Department bagpipe band broke into thunderous sound.
“I thought that was cool,” said Day Newburg, 34, who stood outside the church with her husband, mother-in-law and 2-year-old daughter. “Those bagpipers drowned them right out.””