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God Hates Fags, and God Hates VT! Vermont is known for one thing primarily in this day and age (no not the beautiful scenery, not the quiet quaint towns, not the Maple Syrup). They are the most "gay" friendly spot in DOOMED america.Driving Equality is holding a "Phelps-A-Thon" for this event:
For every minute the “God Hates Fags” clan is protesting, we will be collecting donations for the Driving Equality project, a trek around the country, to every state, in an effort to collect personal stories form LGBT folks and our allies. Telling our personal stories is the way we will win our fight for equality.
The Phelps clan will be protesting at the capital in Montpelier from 7:55 AM to 9:00 AM on September 1st. You can pledge any amount you choose, whether it be $0.25, $0.50, $1, or even $2 for every minute they protest. You can even pledge a flat rate for the entire time the group will be demonstrating...
After the event, we will send Phelps a thank-you card, telling him how much money he raised for LGBT equality.
At the 2:10 p.m. dismissal, 500 students issued forth from the campus and lined up, several students deep, along the police tape, across Whittier Boulevard from the congregants. They alternately chanted the school name and "Go home!" — drowning out voices from across the street.
...It was the first taste of protest for many Whitman students, and perhaps the first time they had paid much mind to their namesake.
"This is my school, and this is where I live, and that makes it personal to me," said Maddie Oliver, 18, a senior. Along with others, she wore a blue T-shirt emblazoned with the Whitman passage "Let your soul stand cool and composed." Principal Alan Goodwin helped choose the slogan, hoping students would see its wisdom, he said.
Indeed, no one was injured, and no property was damaged.
...Susan Russell, 17, a junior, said she hoped the publicity would "highlight how ridiculous they are. I mean, that sign — 'You will eat your babies' — that doesn't even mean anything."
Westboro recently lost a massive lawsuit and are bordering on bankruptcy. Their protests have resulted in a backlash from parties well beyond gays and lesbians. Their dynamic leader Fred Phelps is in bad health and some claim near death. Now they want to end their mission and go be with God.
When a cult like this starts talking about the end, then it’s time to move in and get the children out.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School [Cambridge, Massachusetts] has one of the oldest gay-straight alliances in the country.
Fred Phelps is planning a protest there on March 13. You know who this is: it's the "God Hates Fags" monster from Kansas.
One could show up there and scream at him, but that's what he wants. Instead, the clever citizens of Cambridge have come up with a better idea. They're having a Phelps-a-thon to raise money for the GSA. They're soliciting donations, so every minute he's there, showing his signs to no-one, the GSA earns money.
There will be a sign in front of Phelps et al telling them how much money they are raising for the GSA.
The GSA will send them a thank-you card for the donation.
Go to the website. Make your pledge.