The Attention-Getting Westboro Baptist Church

I cringe everytime I see the Westboro Baptist Church on TV or read about them in the papers.  Their hate-filled rant makes all Christians look bad.  I wonder sometimes if they would stage a protest at the military funeral of one of their own.  In all likelyhood the answer would be yes.  Their hatred apparently has no boundaries.
But this is the way they get attention.  If they lived their lives in prayer, community service and trying to live the Gospel, there would be no cameras or news articles or Supreme Court decisions.  This is how they get their message out.
So I wonder:  what if the media didn't show up?  What if there were no cameras or reporters?  What would happen if we didn't pay attention anymore?

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