Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Kudos to Lisa Lampanelli

Here’s a very cool story:

The Westboro Baptist Church may have met its match in Lisa Lampanelli, longtime supporter of gay rights and Comedy’s “lovable Queen of Mean.”

Lampanelli recently told TMZ she would donate $1,000 to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis organization for every Westboro Baptist Church member that showed up to protest her show in Topeka, Kansas. Well, now the nation’s oldest HIV/AIDS prevention and service organization will be getting a hefty $50,000 check from Lampanelli — in the church’s name.

This is how you turn their bigotry into a positive. They did a similar thing at MSU a few years ago, having people donate a nickel for every word Ann Coulter said to an audience and giving the money to liberal groups.