Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Picket Anaheim High Next Monday
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UPDATE, APRIL 20, 10:00 A.M.: In response to Westboro Baptist Church's announcement that they'll be picketing Anaheim High, a peaceful counter-protest was organized and executed Monday morning. The counter-protest, driven by the themes of diversity, tolerance, and love, consisted of positive signs like "We support the separation of church and HATE!" and "God loves everybody!" Anaheim High students, faculty, and administrators -- many of whom stood outside near the counter-protestors -- showed solidarity with them. According to protestor Yoli Serrato, Westboro only lasted at Anaheim High for 10 minutes. To celebrate, the counter-protestors blasted Queen's "We Are the Champions." Good job, y'all!
Bye Felicia! No room for hate in Anaheim! They left after like 10 min
Posted by Yoli Serrato on Monday, April 20, 2015
ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 14, 8:03 A.M.: According to their website, the notorious Westboro Baptist Church of "God Hates Fags" infamy says it will be picketing Anaheim High (our Mexican-in-Chief's alma mater--class of '97!) on Monday, April 20 from 7:15-7:45 a.m. -- right before students head over to their first period class.
Westboro writes they'll be picketing because "the young generation is utterly without hope" and "illiterate in anything that matters--especially the Bible." They say they're targeting high schools because they're "the training grounds for universities" that teach students fornication, sodomy, and rape. After denouncing high schools for teaching students math and reading, they end--in classic Westboro fashion--with "YOU HATE YOUR CHILDREN!"
Why Westboro is staging a protest specifically at Anaheim High is unclear; it seems to be a pit stop before they move on to the funeral of Crystal Cathedral's Robert Schuller in Garden Grove the same day and the rest of their picketing/hate tour (Washington, DC is the next stop), according to a schedule they posted online. Anyhoo, y'all know what to do: show up, and have fun with them. See you there!