Anti-gay signs were hidden by angel wings and hurtful chants were drown out by people singing “Amazing Grace.”
As mourners hold funerals in Orlando for the victims of last week’s nightclub shooting, a city’s theater community is coming together dressing as angels to protect the family and friends of the victims from anti-gay protesters.
Many of those protesters are from Westboro Baptist Church.
The idea, according to American Theatre, is to allow the mourners to “grieve in peace.”
“I don’t have any money to give, but I can spread love and I can spread hope,” volunteer Jeannie Haskett told the Miami Herald as she pieces together the wings. “I was just waiting for an opportunity to use one thing I do have, which is the skill to sew.”
Here’s the video from the Herald, showing volunteers assembling sets of wings.