Santa Monica High School Outprotests Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO

  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2013 1:24 AM GMT
    Santa Monica High School Outprotests Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO



    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/02/smhighschool.html
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    Feb 26, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Apparently 1000 people turned out to counter-protest a small handful from WBC. The only reason I can find for singling-out Santa Monica HS is that they are "fag-infested" and "pervert-run". From their web site:

    WBC WILL PICKET THE FAG-INFESTED,
    PERVERT-RUN SANTA MONICA HIGH
    SCHOOL (601 PICO BLVD., SANTA
    MONICA, CA) ON MON., FEBRUARY 25,
    FROM 7:00 – 8:00 AM
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    Feb 26, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidApparently 1000 people turned out to counter-protest a small handful from WBC. The only reason I can find for singling-out Santa Monica HS is that they are "fag-infested" and "pervert-run". From their web site:

    WBC WILL PICKET THE FAG-INFESTED,
    PERVERT-RUN
    SANTA MONICA HIGH
    SCHOOL (601 PICO BLVD., SANTA
    MONICA, CA) ON MON., FEBRUARY 25,
    FROM 7:00 – 8:00 AM


    I don't believe its true

    I lived about 3/4 mile from here for 15 years. I don't think Samohi is any gayer than any other high school in terms of percentage of gay students.
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    Feb 26, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidApparently 1000 people turned out to counter-protest a small handful from WBC. The only reason I can find for singling-out Santa Monica HS is that they are "fag-infested" and "pervert-run". From their web site:

    WBC WILL PICKET THE FAG-INFESTED,
    PERVERT-RUN SANTA MONICA HIGH
    SCHOOL (601 PICO BLVD., SANTA
    MONICA, CA) ON MON., FEBRUARY 25,
    FROM 7:00 – 8:00 AM
    Fred Phelps just wants to get his pre-teen eye candy for the day so he can go home and whack off to it.
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    Feb 26, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    I love SM. ;-) (that's Santa Monica)
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidApparently 1000 people turned out to counter-protest a small handful from WBC. The only reason I can find for singling-out Santa Monica HS is that they are "fag-infested" and "pervert-run". From their web site:

    WBC WILL PICKET THE FAG-INFESTED,
    PERVERT-RUN SANTA MONICA HIGH
    SCHOOL (601 PICO BLVD., SANTA
    MONICA, CA) ON MON., FEBRUARY 25,
    FROM 7:00 – 8:00 AM


    I swear this sounds like something from /b/.
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:23 AM GMT
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    ART_DECO saidApparently 1000 people turned out to counter-protest a small handful from WBC. The only reason I can find for singling-out Santa Monica HS is that they are "fag-infested" and "pervert-run". From their web site:

    WBC WILL PICKET THE FAG-INFESTED,
    PERVERT-RUN SANTA MONICA HIGH
    SCHOOL (601 PICO BLVD., SANTA
    MONICA, CA) ON MON., FEBRUARY 25,
    FROM 7:00 – 8:00 AM

    I swear this sounds like something from /b/.

    Here's the link to the WBC press releases I pasted, scroll to the Santa Monica High, Feb 25.

    http://godhatesfags.com/fliers/index.html

    http://godhatesfags.com/fliers/20130212_Santa-Monica-High-School-CA.pdf

    Here's more text from their pickets page:

    Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, CA February 25, 2013 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

    WBC will picket Santa Monica High School to tell these students the Gospel truth which their parents, teachers and preachers try desperately to hide from them. Every adult in their lives has taught them that they can disobey God and still go to Heaven, that it is OK to be gay, and that God is not cursing this doomed nation for the sin of embracing sodomy. Believing these lies will send these children straight to Hell so WBC must deliver the only message of hope and redemption they will ever receive: that you must repent and obey, for there is no other way!
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:27 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Bullwinklemoos said
    ART_DECO saidApparently 1000 people turned out to counter-protest a small handful from WBC. The only reason I can find for singling-out Santa Monica HS is that they are "fag-infested" and "pervert-run". From their web site:

    WBC WILL PICKET THE FAG-INFESTED,
    PERVERT-RUN SANTA MONICA HIGH
    SCHOOL (601 PICO BLVD., SANTA
    MONICA, CA) ON MON., FEBRUARY 25,
    FROM 7:00 – 8:00 AM

    I swear this sounds like something from /b/.

    Here's the link to the WBC press releases I pasted, scroll to the Santa Monica High, Feb 25.

    http://godhatesfags.com/fliers/index.html



    I believe you. I am just saying that as time marches on, they just become crazier and crazier and they're like a satire of themselves, ya know?
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:50 AM GMT
    Very proud of these high schoolers that they would take time away from their hand held devices to hold a counter protest.

    But also, just imagine growing up and being a closeted kid in that high school with so many of your classmates protesting for you.

    Maybe not in their high school, but somewhere in youtube high, those kids just saved one of their own from suicide.
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:55 AM GMT
    Way to go Santa Monica High School...
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:57 AM GMT
    That's awesome!
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    Feb 26, 2013 8:25 AM GMT
    That's my high school!!!

    So proud right now. Very accepting culture, more so than many others out there.

    One of the best public schools in LA!
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    Feb 26, 2013 8:53 AM GMT
    In my highschool we had "Comet Culture" Lessons a few times a year (the mascot was a comet) in which a Senior would come to your class and make everyone talk about bullying and discrimination and stuff. We were all "ugh this is stupid" but it sunk in. There was barely any bullying (that I saw) and the openly gay students were loved.
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    Feb 26, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    BananaWallaby saidThat's my high school!!!

    So proud right now. Very accepting culture, more so than many others out there.

    One of the best public schools in LA!


    Which sure isn't saying much. I took six years worth of continuing ed type classes at SMC (at $13 per unit it was a great deal) and occasionally there'd be something offered where we'd use a Samohi class room. IMO, the school was in very poor physical condition compared to what I'd see in other areas of the country. I don't know if this is a result of Prop 13 or what, but I was pretty shocked first time I saw the interior of that school. .
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    Feb 26, 2013 3:32 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    BananaWallaby saidThat's my high school!!!

    So proud right now. Very accepting culture, more so than many others out there.

    One of the best public schools in LA!


    Which sure isn't saying much. I took six years worth of continuing ed type classes at SMC (at $13 per unit it was a great deal) and occasionally there'd be something offered where we'd use a Samohi class room. IMO, the school was in very poor physical condition compared to what I'd see in other areas of the country. I don't know if this is a result of Prop 13 or what, but I was pretty shocked first time I saw the interior of that school. .


    It can't be as bad as my old hs. Now that was a disgusting cesspool.
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    Feb 26, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    WBC comes to my campus so much that no one really even notices them anymore. One time they came in a far larger group than normal, and the LGBT community organized a counter protest in the form of a drag show. Suffice it to say no one was talking about WBC the next day.
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    Feb 26, 2013 3:51 PM GMT
    WE DON'T WANT THEM BACK IN KANSAS!!!!!

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    BananaWallaby saidThat's my high school!!!

    So proud right now. Very accepting culture, more so than many others out there.

    One of the best public schools in LA!


    Which sure isn't saying much. I took six years worth of continuing ed type classes at SMC (at $13 per unit it was a great deal) and occasionally there'd be something offered where we'd use a Samohi class room. IMO, the school was in very poor physical condition compared to what I'd see in other areas of the country. I don't know if this is a result of Prop 13 or what, but I was pretty shocked first time I saw the interior of that school. .


    Well, I'd say that the interior of the school really depends on state funding. Furthermore there was a bill passed to do additional construction.

    Academically, I we have many students who are accepted to ivy leagues, Stanford, Berkeley, ucla, etc. I would say purely judging the school based on physical condition is false. For example, you can look at Barnum hall http://livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu/lndp-content/uploads/2010/09/barnum_interior_seats_.jpg
    , which is the concert hall, which the majority was funded privately and not by the school.

    In terms of the arts, the music program offers 6 orchestras, 5 winds bands, and 5 choirs. In addition, there are multiple piano and guitar classes. And then consider the amount of money required to fund all of this, it comes from parents and community support.

    My theory is that low income schools seem to have the new schools and look really nice, but then again they need the support because they lack the community and parent support.

    To purely judge the high school based on the interior of a classroom is completely false. Actually, it's even more impressive to see what the school can accomplish with "poor physical condition."

    Personally, I would value a well-rounded education and a better education over better facilities.
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:12 PM GMT
    BananaWallaby said
    freedomisntfree said
    BananaWallaby saidThat's my high school!!!

    So proud right now. Very accepting culture, more so than many others out there.

    One of the best public schools in LA!


    Which sure isn't saying much. I took six years worth of continuing ed type classes at SMC (at $13 per unit it was a great deal) and occasionally there'd be something offered where we'd use a Samohi class room. IMO, the school was in very poor physical condition compared to what I'd see in other areas of the country. I don't know if this is a result of Prop 13 or what, but I was pretty shocked first time I saw the interior of that school. .


    Well, I'd say that the interior of the school really depends on state funding. Furthermore there was a bill passed to do additional construction.

    Academically, I we have many students who are accepted to ivy leagues, Stanford, Berkeley, ucla, etc. I would say purely judging the school based on physical condition is false. For example, you can look at Barnum hall http://livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu/lndp-content/uploads/2010/09/barnum_interior_seats_.jpg
    , which is the concert hall, which the majority was funded privately and not by the school.

    In terms of the arts, the music program offers 6 orchestras, 5 winds bands, and 5 choirs. In addition, there are multiple piano and guitar classes. And then consider the amount of money required to fund all of this, it comes from parents and community support.

    My theory is that low income schools seem to have the new schools and look really nice, but then again they need the support because they lack the community and parent support.

    To purely judge the high school based on the interior of a classroom is completely false. Actually, it's even more impressive to see what the school can accomplish with "poor physical condition."

    Personally, I would value a well-rounded education and a better education over better facilities.


    I did NOT do that. ALL I was talking about was the physical condition of the facilities. Coming from the midwest, I was rather shocked to see that in Santa Monica. In other LA Unified schools I wouldn't be so surprised.
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    I mean is this serious? I thought for sure Westboro would be smart enough to realize when the battle is over and they need to stop, but apparently.... well actually, we ARE dealing with complete idiots.

    Go SM High. What's right always wins, and it will.
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:24 PM GMT
    running11 saidI mean is this serious? I thought for sure Westboro would be smart enough to realize when the battle is over and they need to stop, but apparently.... well actually, we ARE dealing with complete idiots.

    Go SM High. What's right always wins, and it will.


    BTW, if you want to sound like a LA westsider, its Samohi.
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    I did NOT do that. ALL I was talking about was the physical condition of the facilities. Coming from the midwest, I was rather shocked to see that in Santa Monica. In other LA Unified schools I wouldn't be so surprised. [/quote]

    If you weren't, I sincerely apologize, we should be applauding the community that supports this school and doing what is right.

    If anything, Santa Monica has a strong community that really pushes for change.
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
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    I did NOT do that. ALL I was talking about was the physical condition of the facilities. Coming from the midwest, I was rather shocked to see that in Santa Monica. In other LA Unified schools I wouldn't be so surprised.


    If you weren't, I sincerely apologize, we should be applauding the community that supports this school and doing what is right.

    If anything, Santa Monica has a strong community that really pushes for change.[/quote]

    This is all I was saying in the previous post

    "Which sure isn't saying much. I took six years worth of continuing ed type classes at SMC (at $13 per unit it was a great deal) and occasionally there'd be something offered where we'd use a Samohi class room. IMO, the school was in very poor physical condition compared to what I'd see in other areas of the country. I don't know if this is a result of Prop 13 or what, but I was pretty shocked first time I saw the interior of that school. . "

    Not remotely close to the physical plants we have here in the Midwest with superior academic achievement likely. (Now I'm talking about factors other than the physical plant). I'd have to research that a bit, but I believe it would be confirmed Samohi is good for LA metro school, but is not all that competitive with the suburban schools back around here
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    I can't figure out why they would single out SM High. I lived just a few blocks from there for 14 years. If anything, you would think they would have hit Beverly Hills or Hollywood High. Those WBC crazies clearly have way too much time on their hands. Bravo to the students for coming together and fighting back.
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI can't figure out why they would single out SM High. I lived just a few blocks from there for 14 years. If anything, you would think they would have hit Beverly Hills or Hollywood High. Those WBC crazies clearly have way too much time on their hands


    I bet if we met face to face we'd find out we know each other. I lived in Sunset Park for 15 years.