As they are wont to do, the Westboro Baptist Church had set their eyes on the funerals of some of the victims of the Orlando shooting, planning to wave their hateful signs within sight of grieving families.

Though the universally reviled group had their plans, some other people had plans of their own. A group quickly assembled – and then grew. The plan was simply  to create a human barrier of love and positivity to overpower the hateful speech of the few religious extremists.

“Love is stronger than hate” read the signs.

“Love wins.”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at