Hate groups are constantly questioned about what they hate. Why not ask them about something totally neutral and ordinary, like how they feel about Jennifer Lawrence? That's what the brilliant people at Vice did. Someone at Vice was thinking about how very likable Jennifer Lawrence is, and they thought:
But in the interest of presenting a fair and balanced argument, I decided to try and find some people who hate her. And who hates more shit than members of hate groups?Turns out even hate groups like Jennifer Lawrences films.
When Steve Drain of the Westboro Baptist Church was asked if he saw the latest Jennifer Lawrence film, he said he was busy picketing. But he did say:
OK. Jennifer Lawrence... I think that most of the young people in our church saw Hunger Games. And I think they all liked that...The young people in the church liked the Hunger Games, huh? As in the movie produced by Nina Jacobson?
Nina Jacobson is raising 3 children with her female partner. Nina Jacobson founded Out There, a coalition of gay and lesbian entertainment industry activists. Nina Jacobson produces movies that are hits with the young people in the Westboro Baptist Church.
And the lead male in the Hunger Games, Josh Hutcherson, did they think he was really good? Josh Hutcherson, received the Vanguard Award from GLAAD, awarded to those in the entertainment industry who make a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people. I believe the statement from GLAAD president was:
Emerging as a leader in a new generation of equality advocates, Josh Hutcherson has consistently used his platform to help young people understand that no one should face discrimination simply because of who they are.Interesting. So the Westboro Church spends the morning picketing the funerals of our fallen veterans. They argue our soldiers die because God is punishing our country for accepting homosexuals, so they need to protest their funerals. These funerals aren't a time for mourning, they're a time for celebrating God's wisdom of punishing us for our country's sins!
And after that, they go catch a good flick. A movie produced by a lesbian and starring an LGBT activist. America rotting in hell can wait, apparently, till after the Westboro Baptist Church sees a good flick.