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They're in the wrong town. [Friday, Jan. 29th, 2010|12:50 pm]
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From SFist:

While the mentally-disturbed and soul-free members of the Westboro Church protested several San Francisco hot spots on Thursday, the students at Lowell High School beat them at their own game. And how.

SFist reader Caroline tells us:

As a few members of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church carried anti-gay and anti-Semitic signs on the other side of San Francisco's Eucalyptus Drive this afternoon, Lowell High School students wore yarmulkes to school and held an Israeli folk dance party in the school's front courtyard.

Groups of students from other high schools arrived, carrying signs and wearing T-shirts with peace slogans, as their schools ended for the day. (And I and my friend Jean, a fellow middle-aged PTSA mom, played Jewish music on our accordions on the sidewalk.)

And the Phelps-a-thon, which allows donors to pledge for every minute the demonstration goes on, reportedly raised more than $900 for Lowell's Gay-Straight Alliance.

A peaceful time was had by all, except probably for the sad, disturbed Phelps clan.

Today, the Westboro church will be at Palo Alto's Gunn High School, because of the suicides of several students on the Caltrain tracks since May, blaming their deaths on a lack of God, and then at Stanford University's Taube Hillel House.

http://sfist.com/2010/01/29/lowell_hs_students_counter_protest.php
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[User Picture]From: erg
2010-01-29 09:09 pm (UTC)
They showed up at 450 Golden Gate, the Federal building, across from Tom Ammiano's S.F. offices. They're boring and uninspiring. A few dozen people showed up to mock protest them in return & take pictures. Glad it turned into a fund raiser for the kids.

There's nothing to these people as an organization: I think they do short sets because that way they can keep to what little script they have, which comes out in dribs and drabs and well, I wonder if it pays their mortgage, because the whole thing was tiny and and they seem dull, as people go.
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[User Picture]From: darkrosetiger
2010-01-30 12:18 am (UTC)
Their goal is to provoke someone into violence so they can sue and play the victim.
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[User Picture]From: owyn
2010-01-30 10:01 am (UTC)
They spent an hour or so in front of the building that I work in. Not much to report. Everyone here just made fun of them. We had to walk past them as we went to lunch but it wasn't like running through a picket line. The counter protestor with the "god hates pickles" sign was good for a laugh.
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[User Picture]From: jcruelty
2010-02-03 06:23 pm (UTC)
My favorite anti-protest sign: "I HAVE A SIGN"
(runner up "JESUS HAD 2 DADS")
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2010-02-03 06:25 pm (UTC)
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