High School to Rally for Gay Football Player in Massive Response to a Westboro Baptist Picket: WATCH

  • metta

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    Mar 11, 2018 7:05 AM GMT
    High School to Rally for Gay Football Player in Massive Response to a Westboro Baptist Picket: WATCH


    http://www.towleroad.com/2018/03/gay-football-player/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 11, 2018 12:12 PM GMT
    This is awesome and an effective way to tell those rabid hatemongers from WBC that their ignorance and hatred has no legitimate place anywhere in our modern society. I wish that gay teens in small towns and rural areas could get this kind of emotional support that this gay high school athlete has recieved from his peers, teachers, and the surrounding community.
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    Mar 11, 2018 1:02 PM GMT
    That's good news, he makes a good role model.
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 11, 2018 4:20 PM GMT
    The Westboro idiots showed up at our local high school (Redondo Union HS) about a year ago. There were about a dozen of them, and hundreds of students and community members counter-protesting. They never tried to engage anyone and never made a peep; they just quietly held up their hateful signs for half an hour and then walked away, while hundreds of people basically had a big pro-LGBT street rally. Most of the counter-protesters were str8; there were even stay-at-home mommies who showed up with their pre-school kids.

    You can't teach those hateful bigots anything. But you can show the LGBT high school kids that the community supports them. That was the real message of the day.

    I spoke with a closeted gay kid I know who attends Redondo. Beforehand he was a bit nervous - it was his first experience with organized hate, and it was directed at him. Afterward he felt much better about his community, and much better about being gay.
  • StevenKal

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    Mar 11, 2018 7:19 PM GMT
    Fun Facts: The first three numbers of Westboro Baptist Church's zip code are 666, and the founder's wife was born on Halloween...
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    Mar 11, 2018 7:45 PM GMT
    bro4bro said
    The Westboro idiots showed up at our local high school (Redondo Union HS) about a year ago. There were about a dozen of them, and hundreds of students and community members counter-protesting. They never tried to engage anyone and never made a peep; they just quietly held up their hateful signs for half an hour and then walked away, while hundreds of people basically had a big pro-LGBT street rally. Most of the counter-protesters were str8; there were even stay-at-home mommies who showed up with their pre-school kids.

    I've posted here about a similar personal experience with WBC, 18 years ago. At our annual Stonewall celebration. They failed there, too, and everyone ignored their pathetic attempt to disrupt us. No confrontation by us, they weren't worthy of the effort.

    Our local press did give them exposure, though, which I suspect is what they really wanted. And a local Baptist church hosted them, gave them lodging at private homes and paid their expenses. Plus had a special church service honoring them. I understand that church lost some members over that action. Good if accurate.
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    Mar 12, 2018 4:55 AM GMT
    I come onto realjock and the first post here is about adults mixing high school kids with homosexuality. It's beyond disgusting.
    The usual suspects on here are embracing it.
  • mwolverine

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    Mar 12, 2018 6:56 AM GMT
    From the RJ archives....

    Using Fred Phelps To Raise Money For Gay Causes
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4343857

    When The Westboro Baptist Church Comes To Town...
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1236593