This Probably Isn’t the Billboard the Westboro Baptist Church Wanted in Its Hometown

Oh well, it's up now

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The award for best trolling billboard this week goes to this impressive display in Topeka, Kan., which just so happens to be the hometown of the not exceedingly gay-friendly Westboro Baptist Church.

The owners of the God page on Facebook (which has 1.7 million likes and enjoys needling the right) raised money for the board on Indiegogo. The group had a goal of $50,000 but has raised more than $90,000, which means it will be running bus ads in Topeka as well. (If it reaches $100,000 by Oct. 8, it will put up a second billboard in Salt Lake City.)

"BEHOLD!" says the writeup on the Indiegogo page. "God is tired of having hate-speech put into his mouth by bigots. Therefore, the LORD shall put up a billboard in Topeka, Kansas that declares to all that 'God Loves Gays'!"

The billboard points to

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.