Westboro Headed To Michigan

The hellraising Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest a Kalamazoo high school’s production of The Laramie Project next week. And they’re facing a bit of opposition: “The Stop the Hate in Kalamazoo Coalition began a week ago in response to the possible protest from Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for picketing gay-pride events and military funerals. Late Wednesday afternoon, the coalition of a dozen member organizations issued a press release urging people to buy tickets to “The Laramie Project,” which opens Feb. 22.” The tickets symbolize solidarity, says the group. [M Live]