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Westboro Borings Take the Good Fight to Facebook’s Hometown

Well of course Gunn High School, in the liberal enclave of Palo Alto, isn’t going to support completely reasonable Americans’ right to stand across from a place of learning to tell the world “Fags Can’t Marry.” Damn liberals.

[Spencer Daily Reporter]

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10 Comments

  • AlanInSLCUtah

    What an awesome school and an awesome town. I just hope that something got through to the haters, but I’m fairly positive nothing did. Oh well, at least it is nice to see a community come together and show real acceptance for diversity.

    Gunn High School, you rock!

  • Randy

    Love vs hate. Love wins. Every time.

  • terrwill

    @AlanInSLCUtah: The only thing I am hoping to “get through” those inbred subhuman scumbags is a volly of bullets…………..

  • John

    This school and it’s kids give me a little glimmer of hope for our future. Way to go Gunn HS!

  • Magmo

    Why couldn’t I have gone to high school there? That’s awesome.

  • GuyDads

    Students from Saratoga, Menlo-Atherton and Mountain View high schools attended the rally as well. Hillsdale High School students in San Jose held a counter rally before their production of “The Laramie Project” on March 27th.
    Palo Alto, CA is very gay friendly city. http://guydads.blogspot.com/2010/03/gay-friendly-palo-alto-ca.html

  • GDL

    Wow… I didn’t realize they came back! They were here in January to protest in front of Hillel (and Gunn and Paly). They must have quite a travel budget to bring all of their ilk here two times in 3 months.

    I’m glad to see Gunn doing something like this especially in light of the Caltrain suicides. WBC has a habit of rubbing salt in the wounds of recently injured communities/people, but they are getting much less effective at doing it over time.

    It’s amazing the amount of effort they put in to protest these random events throughout the nation. Do they have jobs/lives?? Anyway, they probably ended up promoting Hillsdale’s production more effectively than Hillsdale itself.

  • B

    No. 7 · GDL “Wow… I didn’t realize they came back! They were here in January to protest in front of Hillel (and Gunn and Paly).”

    I don’t think they came back to Palo Alto – there was nothing in the Bay Area newspapers about that as far as I know, so I’m pretty sure it was just a video of what transpired in late January.

  • terrwill

    @GDL: Your inquiry is truly one of the biggest mysteries of life………How the fcuk do these inbred subhuman scumbags afford to travel all over the country??
    They have left their stains on many states…….If you want a fairly good summary of their wicked ways check this site out:

    http://www.rickross.com/reference/westboro/westboro60.html

  • B

    No. 9 · terrwill wrote, “@GDL: Your inquiry is truly one of the biggest mysteries of life………How the fcuk do these inbred subhuman scumbags afford to travel all over the country??”

    Well, Phelps won $16,000 recently for court costs / attorney
    fees after Phelps was sued by the father of a deceased soldier. Some of his offspring are lawyers. They have roughly 50 members (children included), some of them lawyers in the family law firm, which I imagine has Phelps’ church as its main client. You can read some of the sordid details about their operation at http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2001/spring/a-city-held-hostage which quotes Suzanne James, former director of victim services for the Shawnee County District Attorney’s office, as saying, “I’m so tired of people calling him an ‘anti-gay activist’, He’s not an anti-gay activist. He’s a human abuse machine.”

    Also, they were no-shows for the scheduled Bay-Area protest this March. They’ll get some newspaper coverage even if they don’t show up at all, and it is a lot cheaper to put out a press release than to actually travel somewhere.

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