US: Police officer kisses boyfriend in front of Westboro Baptist Church protest
A police officer has been derided by the Westboro Baptist Church, after sharing a kiss with his boyfriend in front of their protest.
The infamous anti-gay group were protesting during DC Pride, when the uniformed officer was photographed kissed his boyfriend in front of their picket line.
The Arlington officer, D.J Salter, was snapped kissing his boyfriend Mark Raimondo in the picture.
The pair told the Gaily Grind they “wanted to show everyone that you should be proud of who you are regardless what some people think.”
The Westboro Baptist Church tweeted their disgust at the kiss, referencing an officer who resigned after refusing to work at a pride parade, and claiming the USA is trying to turn all cops gay.
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) June 9, 2014
Following the death of the church’s pastor Fred Phelps earlier this year, his grandson Zach Phelps-Roper split away from the church and condemned it a a “mind trap”.
He recently claimed that his grandfather had recanted his anti-gay views before his death, leading to him being forced out the church by the more militant members.