The extended-family/publicity-stunt/mind-control-cult known as Westboro Baptist Church will be in Cincinnati on July 7 to picket the North American Christian Convention.
This will cause conventioneers much dismay. Some will attempt to argue. Others will attempt to break through with Random Acts of Kindness.
We recommend a third alternative. Really, we'd like to insist, but we might as well just recommend.
It's what we've recommended before:
Don't argue. They like that, and they don't listen.
Don't do the kindness thing. It's still attention, which is what these folk crave.
Just ignore them. Really. It won't give you much heroic stature, but it will do less to fuel the Westboro fire than any alternative that presents itself.