High School teaches Fred Phelps a lesson

  • yogadudeSEATT...

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    This is the future. And what a BEAUTIFUL future it is!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEiwBCpiA0E&feature=player_embedded

  • Delivis

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    Yes, it is very hopeful to see the difference in attitudes between the younger generation and the older. Definately on the right trajectory.
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    Apr 01, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    Thanks... FANTASTIC!

    I've now read about other US high schools that have done similar things to oppose WBC events. And what impresses me is the involvement & support of the Gunn HS administration, as well. (Did I detect a British accent in their Principal?)

    Maybe I won't see the results in my lifetime, but with generations of kids like this taking over, and old anti-gay Republicans dying off, maybe gay rights in the US will some day become a reality.

    This is why Republicans have concentrated money on the Texas state school board, to influence conservative, anti-gay text book choices that will be used throughout the US school system. They want to indoctrinate the next generation with their anti-gay, anti-democratic hatred. Places like Gunn High School give me hope for the future. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 01, 2010 4:55 PM GMT
    Thank God for these kids! Bravo Gunn HS!
  • dionysus

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    you mean anderson cooper?
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    Apr 01, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    Cool!

    Maybe we should make a point of supporting the families at the funerals like these kids and their community did. Or start picketing their funerals with messages of love and tolerance.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 01, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    That was really awesome... thanks for sharing that!
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    Apr 01, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidThanks... FANTASTIC!

    I've now read about other US high schools that have done similar things to oppose WBC events. And what impresses me is the involvement & support of the Gunn HS administration, as well. (Did I detect a British accent in their Principal?)

    Maybe I won't see the results in my lifetime, but with generations of kids like this taking over, and old anti-gay Republicans dying off, maybe gay rights in the US will some day become a reality.

    This is why Republicans have concentrated money on the Texas state school board, to influence conservative, anti-gay text book choices that will be used throughout the US school system. They want to indoctrinate the next generation with their anti-gay, anti-democratic hatred. Places like Gunn High School give me hope for the future. icon_biggrin.gif


    You are so full of shit.
  • yogadudeSEATT...

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    Apr 01, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    The most poignant part for me was when the teacher spoke about tolerance not being enough. Acceptance is where it's at now.
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    Apr 01, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    Folks like Fred Phelps, and false belief systems, PREY upon the ignorant. It's important to expose them and embarrass them.
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    Apr 01, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
    This Made MY DAY icon_razz.gif
  • yogadudeSEATT...

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    Apr 01, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    cool thing is when I first saw this video a few hours ago, there were 30 youtube hits. Now there are over 3,000. Spread the love!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 01, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    This is excellent news. I am very happy to see the younger generation demand equality for gays and everyone else. We need much more of this in America today. It is time to expose these fairy tale based anti-gay religious beliefs for what they really are and it cannot come soon enough.
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    Apr 01, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    EXCELLENT!!
  • olden

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    Apr 01, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    IT will give me great pleasure when Phelps die,s and I can march in front of his "church" with a sign saying:

    GOD CONDEMNS HYPOCRITICAL PREACHERS WHO CALL THEMSELVES "CHRISTIAN"
  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 01, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting this, it's the most uplifting thing I've seen all week! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 01, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    Wow, I went to HS next to Gunn. The SF Bay Area (especially in the public schools) is very accepting, so this is fitting that this happened in this area.
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    Apr 01, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidThis Made MY DAY icon_razz.gif



    2nd that.
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    Apr 01, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    I'm shocked to see this - a large group of intelligent, open-minded, loving young men, women, as well as their families and friends gathered together as one to oppose hate ... but with no guns, no screaming, no threats of death panels and socialist African Americans coming to take Phelps away.

    Maybe there is hope for the human race, after all.
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    Apr 01, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
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    Red_Vespa saidThanks... FANTASTIC!

    I've now read about other US high schools that have done similar things to oppose WBC events. And what impresses me is the involvement & support of the Gunn HS administration, as well. (Did I detect a British accent in their Principal?)

    Maybe I won't see the results in my lifetime, but with generations of kids like this taking over, and old anti-gay Republicans dying off, maybe gay rights in the US will some day become a reality.

    This is why Republicans have concentrated money on the Texas state school board, to influence conservative, anti-gay text book choices that will be used throughout the US school system. They want to indoctrinate the next generation with their anti-gay, anti-democratic hatred. Places like Gunn High School give me hope for the future. icon_biggrin.gif


    You are so full of shit.

    Please do explain...
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    Apr 02, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa

    You're one-note and turn every topic topic no matter what it is into some diatribe on evils of the Republican party. Making blanket statements without consideration for those who have similar values to you yet a deeper conviction to something new or different bores me.

    It continues to be all or nothing from you in my opinion. The video shown here is a great show of respect by the younger generation. I for one, as are many who've comment on the topic, are glad to see a group come together, organize and formulate a message.

    As the original OP says later in the thread ",..tolerance not being enough. Acceptance is where it's at now." yet you've again taken an opportunity to dig at a political parties moral aptitude.

    Have you given thought that the young adults featured here will become leaders of tomorrow - be it Democrat, Republican, Independent etc? They are all independant thinkers - at least we can hope so.
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    Apr 02, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    AWESOME =)
  • t0theheights

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    Apr 05, 2010 7:14 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    JW61 said
    Red_Vespa saidThanks... FANTASTIC!

    I've now read about other US high schools that have done similar things to oppose WBC events. And what impresses me is the involvement & support of the Gunn HS administration, as well. (Did I detect a British accent in their Principal?)

    Maybe I won't see the results in my lifetime, but with generations of kids like this taking over, and old anti-gay Republicans dying off, maybe gay rights in the US will some day become a reality.

    This is why Republicans have concentrated money on the Texas state school board, to influence conservative, anti-gay text book choices that will be used throughout the US school system. They want to indoctrinate the next generation with their anti-gay, anti-democratic hatred. Places like Gunn High School give me hope for the future. icon_biggrin.gif


    You are so full of shit.

    Please do explain...


    Red_Vespa is not so much full of shit as exactly right. Right-wingers ARE trying to indoctrinate young-minds by influencing Texas curriculum (and national curriculum, by extension, since Texas controls so much of the textbook market). As someone who works in education, I've heard A LOT about this. And like it or not, it's Republicans leading the drive to put anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-gay hate into the curriculum. Don't call someone full of shit when you yourself are completely clueless and ignorant of the facts.

    Seeing what that high school did really is touching, though, especially since it developed so organically. There's definitely hope for the future.