Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 14th: Seattle OUTProtest vs. Fred Phelps and The Haters

If you've got the time this Sunday, this is a worthwhile event to attend. The church that hates everyone is going to come to Seattle this on June 14th to protest at Mt. Zion Church and St. James Cathedral because they're anti-African American and anti-Catholic (respectively) along with being anti-gay. Seattle OUTprotest will be there to peacefully respond and celebrate being a decent person and not a bigot. They look serious about the celebrate part - there's going to be music and free food. OUTprotest will be at Mt. Zion (19th and Madison) from 10 - 10:45am, and then they'll be at St. James (9th and Columbia) from 11am-noon.

The more I think about it, the more I like this idea. Let's all show up and be happy - that'll show 'em.

UPDATE: Here's a full listing of The Haters Grand Seattle Tour, in case you have time on Sunday to have a party in front of them every step of the way. I definitely recommend the celebratory aspect - being angry and traditionally counter-protesty at people like this fuels their fire and just stresses you out. Having a party with other open-minded folks is a good way to spend a Sunday and a much more powerful statement against a cranky hate protest.

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