Normally the protests of Fred Phelps and his band of anti-gay church congregation members are met with indignant letters and discussions on the nature of free speech. That makes sense given that the Westboro Baptist Church typically protests such somber things as funerals of American soldiers and presidential speeches.

This week, however, Phelps and his phundies took on a much less serious event, the annual Comic-Con, a trade industry event for the comic book and sci-fi industry that has exploded in popularity. Attendees came prepared in their own way to challenge Phelps with protest signs of their own such as this one borne by a man dressed in a Star Trek costume poking fun at Phelps' signature slogan:

And this one:

Counter-protesting has never been so entertaining. Read link above for more funny photos.