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Mizzou Students Give Standing Ovation To Michael Sam, Block A Westboro Baptist Church Protest

The out gay football star received a standing ovation while Westboro picketers were totally owned by peaceful counter protesters.

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Clayton Hotze@ClaytonHotze

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Shirley Phelps-Roper, a leader at Westboro, was there to personally condemn Sam and his supporters.

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“They comforted him in his sin, Michael Sam, this past week," she said. "They just absolutely went crazy when he announced and told the world he is a filthy pervert and a rebel against God. They fawned all over him.”

But the small protest was overwhelmed by a silent wall of hundreds of students organized on Facebook by Mizzou sophomores Kelaney Lakers and Alix Carruth to "stand with Sam."

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“We’re both Christians," Lakers told KRCG 13. "The thing is God is love. What they are doing is hateful, but being hateful is a sin. We’re also supposed to show love to them. We are not going to be yelling things at them or be vulgar. It’s not about that.”

Thousands of Tigers lined up along Stadium Blvd. to #StandWithSam today: http://t.co/4a4OtsT73i #OneMizzou

Mizzou@Mizzou

Thousands of Tigers lined up along Stadium Blvd. to #StandWithSam today: http://t.co/4a4OtsT73i #OneMizzou

06:02 PM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thank you for all of my Mizzou family for your support. Divided we are weak, Together we are Strong. #OneMizzou

Michael Sam@MikeSamFootball

Thank you for all of my Mizzou family for your support. Divided we are weak, Together we are Strong. #OneMizzou

08:00 PM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Watch KRCG 13's report:

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Watch Sam's standing ovation:

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