Strange Bedfellows: Westboro and the FBI

Abby Zimet

WTF Dept: It seems the FBI brought leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church to the Quantico Marine base and elsewhere in the name of teaching agents "to stay measured when they are speaking with a suspect with whom they have a strong, visceral disagreement" - like, say, a suspected terrorist or homophobic hate-spewing wingnut. It reportedly didn't work out because the two parties had, errr, a strong visceral disagreement.


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