Calling all hands! Bigot on the port bow!
I just recieved a disturbing email folks, and I had to pass it on here.
Greetings Shipmates and Friends,
This is a bit of an odd post, just to warn you off the bat.
ACMA, the school our small attends, is going to be having display of
art that celebrates diversified families. Black and white families,
homosexual families, single parent families, families consisting of
individuals not related or grandparents raising grandchildren. The
display is to educate children in the many different healthy family
units and to create acceptance and belonging.
I have found out that a protest is going to be held at the school on
February 9th by a group of radical neo-christians out of Kansas,
being led by a preacher named Fred Phelps. This man apparently
protested at a funeral for a teenager who was brutaly murdered after
admitting he was gay. They will also be protesting at several local
churches as well as the school districts main offices.
Gaylen and I will be taking the day off work to go down and
counterprotest. I'm sure there will be many other families there as
well. We would welcome anyone interested in joining us for this and
helping to support understanding and diversity.
I've included a couple links on the subject below (the second one is
Fred Phelps website and may be found offensive):
As soon as I find out when the protest is, I will post here. I am thinking though that if we can get folks together to get out there at aroun 5 or 6 am, we can beat them to the punch. Post here if you are interested in participating.
[Hot off the press]
The ADL has this 'event' listed in their 'Upcoming Extremist Events' schedule.