Monday, February 16, 2009

Two Anti-Fred Phelps Protests in Wichita on Tuesday

Topeka's hate preacher Fred Phelps is bringing his show to Wichita this Tuesday. Counter-protests are being planned at WSU and Southeast High.

Info on the two counter-protests and links to their Facebook pages are below.


WSU

Date:
Time:
1:50pm - 2:40pm
Location:
Wichita State University (Wherever the Phelps Protest is - Likely outisde of RSC)
Street:
1845 Fairmount
City/Town:
Wichita, KS


Friends and activists at WSU,
It has come to my attention, and likely to many of yours, that the Westboro Baptist Church will be staging a protest of WSU on Tueday, Feb. 17 2:00PM-2:30PM. I was hoping to let you know about this so that you could, in turn, share it with others. Though a large scale counter-protest at such late notice - and for such a short event - may not be necessary, I hope that we can prepare one another to face the hate that is coming to our campus.

Though it has not been officially announced, they will likely gather outside of the RSC on the large ground-level patio near the parking lot. As we pass through this area, I hope that we are able to meet thier hate and anger with a peaceful response. They thrive on conflict and seek ways to destroy other people, if even for a few heated moments. I believe our greatest weapon in the face of this challenge is to stand facing their hateful rhetoric without response. My feet will be firmly and silently planted unafrad of their words and threats on Tuesday. I will stand not only for those targeted for being LGBT, but for soldiers, children, Christians who believe in a God that loves everyone, and all who suffer from the hateful actions of others.
Please feel welcome to join me. If you are unable, or choose not to, I will trust that your courage and energy will support mine and others' protests throughout this day from wherever you may be.

Please feel free to invite others you think may want to participate.

They will be leaving our campus and traveling to Southeast high school. A counter-protest has been arranged at SEHS from 2:30 - 3:45. They will meeting in front of South East High At 2:30 on Feb. 17th. "Brings creative signs or banners. There will be music and dancing. You are encouraged to bring anything that you think would help! ( baked goods, signs, instruments.. anything)" See the facebook event: Search for "Phelps Protest!"

South East High

Time:
2:30pm - 3:45pm
Location:
In front of South East High
Street:
903 South Edgemoor
City/Town:
Wichita, KS


Phelp's group ( Westboro Baptist) have broadened their targets and are now spreading their hate to the students and children of Wichita, KS. As citizens of Wichita it is our responsibility to make sure the youth in our community feel love and acceptance rather than hate. Here is a description from god hates fags about their plans.

"Wichita High School Southeast - Full of every filthy bird! 903 S. Edgemoor St We are coming to Bible-bleak Wichita, to picket you "WEST SIDE!" (that's what your little brat gang bangers hollar) Perverts! All your ?choices? ? in the gutter All they taught you is how to screech and stutter Serve Obama ? in his army full of fags Try to make a living ? you?ll end up in rags Rebel child, God hates you These plain words, we?re here to tell Bible stupid ? makes God angry Read the words ? for riz-zle hell! We hear tell that this High School has both a fag club and a bible club. Tell me you are kidding. Please tell me that you dumb asses are not actually going to pretend that you have anyone at that school who ever cracks a Bible! Oh no you did NOT just confess your stark sins. Let me remind the readers that Wichita is the most violent, filthy, corrupt city in Western Kansas. And you know that famous city of Dodge is farther west - that was where Wyatt Earp was Sheriff. YES! Wichita is worse than old Dodge City.''

We [anti-Phelps protesters] will meeting in front of South East High At 2:30 on Feb. 17th. Brings creative signs or banners. There will be music and dancing. You are encouraged to bring anything that you think would help! ( baked goods, signs, instruments.. anything)

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