Cornfield, Nebraska. Parishioners of the Phelps family’s Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas got a lot more than their usual mix of gay-bashing and Christ-loving last Sunday when a Musical Theater Company of 25 black, gay men meet them at the doors to their church and insisted on performing several Broadway show tunes before allowing them to enter. “It was utterly spectacular,” said Theodor Rumpelbutt, executive producer and vocal coach for the company.
“The looks on the faces of those white, bigoted, homophobes when we burst into song were simply priceless. Those hate-mongers were not expecting to find 25 gay black dudes dressed in full Broadway musical regalia singing show tunes in front of their church when they arrived. Kind of how folks going to a funeral for a son or daughter who was killed while serving their country must feel when they arrive to THEIR church only to find the hate-mongering Phelps family and their cronies outside holding anti-gay protest signs. Sucks. Really, it does. We sang our black, gay hearts out for them though and never once said a derogatory thing about them. We did, however, tell them we’d be back to do the same every time they decided to show up anywhere for any reason with their anti-gay hate-filled signs. We decided the best way to make them stop bothering people with their bigotry was to immerse them in the thing the hate most, us.”