Over the past week, people all over the world seem to have taken up an unexpected hobby: playing Pokémon Go.
The augmented reality video game allows players to use their handheld devices to catch Pokémon out in the real world, leading players to different locations based on their ability to use pokéballs to add different virtual monsters to their collection.
Part of the game involves different locations becoming gyms in the augmented reality Poké-World, with different teams battling for control of these spaces.
It just so happens that the Westboro Baptist Church is a gym in Topeka, Kansas ― and users are battling for control of the location in order to troll the anti-LGBT church with the names of their Pokémon, like LOVEISLOVE and STOP HATE!
the fact that Westboro Baptist Church is a gym being controlled by a Clefairy named LOVEISLOVE is my fav.
— Drew Boehmker @IfUSeekDrew July 9, 2016