I attend a small to medium sized state university in a fairly conservative area. Somehow, a group of assholes on par with the WBC have decided that our campus is the frontline in the battle for souls. The head asshole spent two days on campus last year, camped out in a “free speech zone” near a particularly heavily populated part of campus, shouting to all that passed that they were going to hell. Those that made the mistake of stopping to stare at the crazy were pointed out and had their “sins” listed for the world to hear: “You masturbate twice a day, YOU ARE GOING TO HELL!!!” etc. They are particularly concerned about homosexuals, who are all apparently on par with Hitler in terms of evilness.
Well, guess who has returned, and been in the same spot for three days in a row? He’s brought backup as well, being a couple of people holding “The End Is Near” type signs with roughly a paragraph stating essentially that everyone but them is going to HELL. Aside from the anger I have at these people in general, I am also irritated at the students that stop and stare at these people like it is some kind of floor show. If there was ever a case of DNFTT, this is it, and yet they stop. I mean, some people try to argue with the crazies, others (from the very decent Campus Ministries group) try to pray them away…
The university apparently can’t kick them off as they are in free speech zones, and have registered to be there.
I pretty much just want them to be gone.