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Mar. 19th, 2010

b&w maggie


Oh hay, look who's on Scheissbook!

Don't know if anyone still reads this comm, but...

Via La Figa.

Aug. 30th, 2009

b&w maggie


Phred Phelch in northern New England

Everyone's favorite pack of inbred hate machines is coming to Montpelier, Vt. this Tuesday, September 1st — the first legal day of same-sex marriage in Vermont.
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.

Apr. 27th, 2009

mr. schadenfreude


WBC protests Walt Whitman's sexuality, gets pwned

In the WaPo, via Towle Road (site per se may be NSFW): The WBC went to Bethesda, Md. last Friday to protest at Walt Whitman High School, named for the 19th-century poet with a great deal of homoeroticism in his works.
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."

In other WBC news, Gossip Boy (again, via Towle Road) wonders if a recent blogpost by Fred means that they're planning to Jonestown themselves.
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.

Apr. 5th, 2009

Ska, Rude Girl, Me


I am SO proud

Not only of my home state, but of my home town. WBC was there protesting on April 3rd, and they got pretty much NO reaction.

Related articles:

Nevada Appeal coverage
News Carson City - includes video
Sparks Tribune, covers University of Nevada, Reno protests too

simpleabnormality - local blogger

Way to go Carson City! GO SENATORS!!!

Mar. 22nd, 2009

Viking Viv Shield


(no subject)

Oh good.

This is why.

Now it seems that we do have at least one WBC member or sympathiser in the UK, as apparently their planned protest at Basingstoke ended up being one person and a significant counter-protest heckling them until they went away, so there might actually be someone there. Phelps and his daughter are still banned from entering the UK, you see.

I don't think work will let me leave early to laugh at idiots, though you never know. I may just try.

Mar. 12th, 2009

Yami - Big Damn Hero


DC area counter-protest?

Hello. I just found this community by the search engine. I checked the WBC website, and they have a few protests scheduled in the DC area at the end of this month and next.

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I'm a DC native and very keen on going to a counter protest, but I'd like to make sure there's actually going to be one. Anyone interested?

Feb. 26th, 2009

b&w maggie


The Phelps-a-Thon

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.

Feb. 12th, 2009


Don't Ask, Don't Tell

One of the main arguments that the WBC and its leaders make is against the military's "allowance" of homosexuals to serve. Though it is technically permissible to serve in the military as a gay man or woman, no one can engage in "homosexual activity" - even if it's just holding hands, living together, or getting married on your own time.

In addition to wasting money and valuable talent, the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy makes it impossible for gay men and women to have healthy relationships, even with civilians. I know because my girlfriend is in the U.S. military, and we can't get married (or a domestic partnership, or any sort of legal connection), we can't adopt each other's kids (leaving them vulnerable to foster care if something should happen to their "official" parent), we can't even buy a house together for fear of tipping off her commanding officers.

President Obama has said that he is against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," but so far there is no sign of the policy being repealed or replaced. There are a lot of "more important" things on his agenda, but that can change if enough of us raise our voices against this policy.

If you want to learn more about the ways we can work to repeal this policy, check out </a></b></a>repeal_dadt (a community I moderate). It's new and still under construction, because I can't access it from my home computer for fear of it being traced back to my girlfriend. I'd love to have more support in this!

Thanks for listening : )

Feb. 6th, 2009

b&amp;w maggie


High school kids shout Fred down

Yesterday, Phelps chose to picket Shawnee Mission East High School, a large school in the Kansas City 'burbs, which has an active gay/straight alliance group — they nominated an openly gay classmate for "Homecoming King" in 2007.

Ten WBC douchebags (plus two of their chilluns, how nice) versus more than 300 SMEHS students.

Seen here, where there are more pics.

Aug. 8th, 2008

Ska, Rude Girl, Me


Canada is awesome, country stops psychos from crossing border.


WINNIPEG -- Residents rallied Thursday to protect the family of a young man murdered on a Greyhound bus last week from a posse of radical religious protesters planning to portray Tim McLean's death as God's wrath.

Earlier this week, the Westboro Baptist Church - an organization branded as a hate group and infamous for protesting the funerals of slain U.S. soldiers - announced they would picket Mr. McLean's funeral to let Canadians know that his decapitation was God's response to Canadian policies enabling abortion, homosexuality and adultery.

But Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of church's founder, Fred Phelps, said a small group of protesters was stopped at the Canada-U.S. border on Thursday afternoon.

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