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A synagogue in my community is being targeted by Fred Phelps, and his folks from Westboro Baptist Church. Phelps is attempting to bring his message of virulent homophobia and anti-Semitism into our community, and our community says NO!

According to its upcoming picket schedule, they will be at the Emanuel Congregation from 11:15 to 11:45 tomorrow morning. Please come and help us say NO to hate, NO to homophobia, and NO to anit-Semitism!

Where: Emanuel Congregation 5959 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
When: Monday, August 3rd at 11:15 AM


Lets come out and show our community that we will not stand for hate and intolerance!


PLEASE REPOST!

Date: 2009-08-02 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geezerlee.livejournal.com
You might remind folks to keep their cool and avoid being provoked... word around here is the Phelps folks have it down to an art form: They get in your face as rude as possible, then if you lay a hand on them, they sue you. That's a big source of their income. Some liberals around here are counseling Ignore Them. I disagree; some counter-message is necessary, but people should be mindful about this.

Good luck.

Date: 2009-08-02 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violachic.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm thinking my nonviolence training is going to come in really handy for them. When possible, I'm going to remind folks around me of the same thing. Being all nonviolent and stuff will also piss off the WBC people, and that's always fun :-)

Date: 2009-08-03 12:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] el-staplador.livejournal.com
I've heard of a system whereby some rich person donates $x for every minute the protesters protest, to some organisation that they really wouldn't approve of - the longer they stand there, the more money goes to the Gay and Lesbian Christian Movement, or whatever. Helps if you have a sympathetic rich person around, of course!

Good luck with it all.

Date: 2009-08-03 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andelku.livejournal.com
Oh, darn it, that's about now!

Date: 2009-08-04 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magp.livejournal.com
Am sorry I missed it.

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