Westboro Baptist Church protests outside NBA finals over anti-gay slur policy
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church showed up outside game three of the NBA finals between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat Sunday to protest the league’s stance on anti-gay slurs used by players.
“Now David Stern, the tyrant commissioner of the NBA is jamming a message down the throat of America that not only is it okay to be gay but you don’t even want to use the word gay in a negative connotation,” protester protester Steve Drain told KDAF-TV.
Stern recently fined Lakers star Kobe Bryant $100,000 for directing an anti-gay slur at an official. The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah was also fined $50,000 after he hurled the same slur at a fan.
Watch this video from KDAF-TV, broadcast June 5, 2011.
[H/T: The Advocate]