By Breadfan 99 Comments
For those of you who do not know of the Westboro Baptist Church, they are the group behind the website God Hates Fags. They have been known to protest high schools such as my own, as well as the funerals of fallen US soldiers. The WBC travels around the country protesting such things and uses methods such as chanting songs with the lyrics changed to hateful slurs and offensive sayings and even tieing US flags to their feet to disrespect the people around them.
As for the reason to why they are protesting my high school the drama group is putting on a play about a gay college student who was kidnapped, tied to a post, and beaten to death for his lifestyle. The play itself is not biased in any way, it shows the effects of this murder on the local community and shows how hate can ruin lives. The WBC seems to think that this play should not be performed and claims that it supports the homosexual lifestlye.
Being a senior I have never been to a drama performance, but instead of planning a counter-protest the whole school plans to sell out the show every night in order to shove it in the faces of the Westboro Baptist followers. It is just sad to see that hate such as this still goes on today and especially at a place such as a high school. Their protests are supposed to take place later this week, so I am interested to see how things play out.