Westboro protesters were put in their place... by a 9-year-old boy. You can read the entire story on NPR's site.
As Akrouche wrote on her Facebook page, she and Josef were on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka when they encountered some of the protesters from the tiny Westboro Baptist Church, which has gained notice in recent years for protesting against homosexuality, abortion and other issues outside the funerals of military veterans and celebrities.
"Josef was determined to make his own statement so we went to the car and with pencil and his sketch pad, he made up his own little sign that reads 'GOD HATES NO ONE,' " his mom wrote. "Those people are scary but he stood strong, was respectful and stood by his convictions. He will be a good man, I have no doubt. I got my Mothers Day present early."She has every right to be proud. It takes a lot of innocence to counter the stain that the Westboro followers have left behind. This boy was respectful even of them, but not only is he correct, he really did show an extraordinary amount of grace.
I think we can expect mighty things from him in the future. I would pray that we hear less of Westboro Baptist Church.