Hateful words were no match for crowds of people preaching love and their guardian angels.

The Westboro Baptist Church promised to protest the memorial of an Orlando shooting victim Saturday, but the tiny contingent of four from the homophobic Kansas-based church were drowned out by hundreds of people chanting “We love you!” and “Orlando Strong!”

Among the counter-demonstrators outside 32-year-old Christopher Andrew Leinonen‘s memorial at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, were several people dressed as angels. The costumes were a project of the Orlando Shakespeare Company and Angel Action Network, which outfitted volunteers with angel wings made from white linen. Read more…

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‘Angels’ guard Orlando victim’s memorial from Westboro protesters