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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church — known for picketing the funerals of American servicemen killed overseas — showed up at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20, just as they had in 2010 to protest the event, telling attendees, “Your life is an abomination,” “Your father is the devil and my father is God,” and “There’s no guarantee you’ll make it back to your hotel room tonight.”

Comic-Con fans rallied to send a message in return, making their own signs, including “Kneel before ZOD” and wielding signs provided by the Happy Atheist organization.

Shouting between the two groups grew heated and a Westboro member was taken aside by an SDPD officer and given a warning after threatening to “kick” a young man’s “ass.”

Police officers in riot gear along with Homeland Security police began filing in along Fifth Avenue, and curious spectators began to speculate on the reason.

Soon, shouts of “Justice for Trayvon!” came from Harbor Drive: demonstrators protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman turned the corner and marched between the Westboro and Comic-Con groups.

The demonstrators made their way down Fifth with no incident. An SDPD officer was heard saying, “That was crazy.”

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FatCatSegat July 23, 2013 @ 8:59 a.m.

Good thing Galactus didn't make an appearance. He would've eaten their respective worlds like last night's leftovers.

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SurfPuppy619 July 23, 2013 @ 6:06 p.m.

"...a Westboro member was taken aside by an SDPD officer and given a warning after threatening to “kick” a young man’s “ass.” This has been enough to get a felony strike conviction under criminal threats......

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Javajoe25 July 23, 2013 @ 8:23 p.m.

Talk about spoilers -- I was down there and these bible nuts were really a pain in the ass. Some came prepared to counter them, but the fact that they were there at all really sucked. Seems you can't have a fun time these days without the bible-thumping wingnuts telling you you're going to hell. Everyone was having a great time with the exception of these people who want to force you to believe their nonsense.

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