A high school in Missouri stood up against one of the most hated groups in America last week.
After Oak Park High School elected a transgender teen homecoming queen, the Kansas based Westboro Baptist Church set their sights squarely on the school for “pimping a tranny perversion.” But shortly after they began their demonstration, the students swarmed the group, forcing them back into their car and off campus grounds.
Check out the video below, with additional details below that:
Landon Patterson was the “perversion” the hate group aimed to single out. Patterson was elected to the prom queen position in September and their story made headlines for the school’s support of an out transgender student.
“I’ve dreamt about it, freshmen year like ‘oh I wanna be that girl out there walking,’” Patterson told Fox4KC in an interview after she was voted in. “Right now, I feel complete. I feel like that princess.”
One of the protestors, Becca Taylor, shared her concerns on Facebook after the incident took place. She said the push against Westboro was a school wide event:
“They thought they could come to our school and tell our children something. Oh no, not today. I stood in the face of the devil herself, Shirley Phelps-Roper, and chanted, ‘Long live the queen!’ in support of Landon Patterson and listened as the crowd behind me followed.”
In the video you can hear the students chanting “Long Live The Queen” as they chased the church members off campus.