OK, that was slight exaggeration; Westboro Baptist Church are not picketing Gordon himself, but the offices he works in.
Yep, the Westboro mob of “God hates fags” fame are gracing Edinburgh with their presence and are picketing the Church of Scotland Ecumenical Autumn Conference.
Here’s Gordon’s account of events:
So I arrived at work this morning to find police guarding the door. Westboro Baptist Church were in town picketing a conference going on in our offices. Later we had crash barriers outside, but all I saw were three counter protesters with a dog and a handful of journalists. Apparently three protesters did turn up, but were greeted with apathy. The Westboro people seem to feed off counter demonstrations, but being dour Edinburghers we can’t really be bothered with that sort of thing. The Starbucks across the road was busier than the demonstration and nobody over there had even noticed it was taking place.
I badgered Gordon into taking a piccie, which you can view here, and it does look like a rather sad and pathetic affair, which is good news.
So there you go. Getting Tweeted by a Phelps is my newest claim to fame and sits alongside my one other claim to fame, which involved bumping into a cast member of Eastenders in a pub.
What an exciting life I lead……
Tags: Church Life