from the facebook page
This is going to be fun.
The Westboro Baptist “Church” is a bona fide hate group, according to the Anti Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. They're also quite small – basically this guy Fred Phelps and his large extended family rove around the country throwing absurd protests that no one supports.
They're coming to Brandeis on December 3.
“remind these Jews that they bear the curse of their forefather's murder of Christ. Further these college students of doomed america live for the devil himself, spending their energies on drunkeness, lust, sloth and greed rather than serving the Lord Almighty.”
How are we going to respond?
I'm thinking, if these loonies are going to get me up at 8:45 in a morning for the inevitable counter-protest, it's going to be for something that doesn't just respond to them, but instead affirmatively builds something positive here. Something to make us feel more like a community.
I propose some sort of party.
What do you think?
List of ideas so far: