Nine-Year-Old Stands Up to Westboro Baptist Church with One-Boy Counter-Protest

When nine-year-old Josef Miles spotted members of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church doing their hate-mongering thing on the Washburn University campus in Topeka, he asked his mother, Patty Akrouche, if he could stage a small counter-protest to their message of intolerance.

With just a pencil and small notebook in hand, Josef took on the bigots with a succinct yet poignant proclamation: "God Hates No One."

"Those people are scary but he stood strong, was respectful and stood by his convictions," Akrouche wrote on her Facebook page. "He will be a good man, I have no doubt."


[photo via Patty Akrouche via NPR]