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In Protesting Irish Marriage Victory, Westboro Gets the Flag Wrong

In Protesting Irish Marriage Victory, Westboro Gets the Flag Wrong

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The hateful so-called church reversed the colors of Ireland's flag, turning it into Ivory Coast's.

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In an attempt to get creative in protesting the victory of marriage equality in Ireland over the weekend, the infamous Westboro Baptist Church made a big mistake, confusing Ireland's flag with that of the African nation Ivory Coast.

In tweeting images of the Irish flag alongside antigay and anti-Irish messages, the hateful so-called church reversed the flag's colors. "Ireland's is striped green, white and orange from left to right, while the Ivory Coast's is orange, white and green," The Huffington Post reports.

The mistake got the church called out on Twitter:

When The Journal, a Dublin newspaper, pointed out the error, Westboro tweeted that it turned the flag upside down to indicate that Ireland is a nation in distress. The church further tweeted that God hates the Ivory Coast too.

Many of the Irish and their supporters made it clear that in any case, Westboro's opinion does not matter to them: "We really don't care what you think," one man tweeted, while another posted, "Ireland hates your bigoted God."

Perhaps Westboro hates flags?

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.