god hates jedi sign at comic con protest
The notorious Westboro Baptist Church protestors -- the folks who normally picket soldiers' funerals and Lady Gaga concerts -- turned out to San Diego Comic-Con this year, but they ran into resistance from a bunch of clever geeks with costumes and counterprotest signs.

Westboro thinks that comic fans worship false idols, but these Comic-Con counterprotesters didn't seem to be taking themselves too seriously. They even organized on Twitter, using the hashtag #GodLovesBatman, and got photos of their signs to the top of Reddit and Digg. This is why the geeks shall inherit the earth, my friends.

Our pals at Comics Alliance picked out their favorite awesomely geeky protest signs, so we thought we'd get in on the action, too. Here are some of our favorites, gathered from around the web.

An obligatory Battlestar Galactica reference, and an out-and-proud superhero sidekick.


God Loves Bender from Futurama!

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Say 5 Hail Leias and 3 Our Vaders

This guy believes in the Good Book (Thor #5, of course).

Not from a comic, but this spy from Team Fortress is geeky too.

The Westboro Baptist Church is famous for its 'God Hates Fags' slogan. Superman feels differently on the issue.


A Princess Bride reference!


There's even a video. Watch for the God Hates Michael Bay sign. (That guy totally ruined Transformers!)