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]

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  • C. Gerard

    Argh! I am livid. That’s my alma matter they’re protesting (and incidentally, it’s Derek Jeter’s alma matter as well). You know, these Westboro freaks are simply vile regardless of whom they protest, but it doesn’t hit home until…, well, they hit your home.

    Sanctimonious scoundrels!

  • Kid A

    About eight of my best friends in Kalamazoo are going to protest, sadly I won’t make it. Gerard, it is strange to have a personal investment in something so terrible.

  • hells kitchen guy

    Wow, what great publicity. They’re sure to sell out now. Phelps does it again. Does he rent out his minions? I have a show coming up …

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