Friday, December 12, 2008

Counter-protest combats Fred Phelps' hate crew

Confirming a report in Loaded Gun on Nov. 30, a counter-protest is scheduled later today, Friday, Dec. 12 from 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. to combat Rev. Fred Phelps' vitriolic, anti-gay group of supporters planning to protest the Bad Habit production of "The Laramie Project."

For every minute that the Phelps' congregation pickets the BCA with their infamous "God Hates Fags" signs, donors are encouraged to pledge a set amount to the Driving Equality Phelps-a-Thon here.

The longer the group pickets the BCA production, the larger the donation to the activist group spearheaded by Chris Mason, who makes a 85-day trek across America to all of the lower 48 states to advance LGBT equality.

Driving Equality plans to display a sign in front of the "God Hates Fags" clan tallying how much money they have helped raise for gay rights.

The show at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Black Box Theatre honors the 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death.

"The Laramie Project" runs until Saturday, Dec. 13. Click here for the lowdown.

UPDATE: The Phelps-A-Thon outside of the BCA raised $4,647 in 45 minutes. Click here for photos.


Chris Mason said...

Thanks for the shout out! You've got some good stuff on here. I've bookmarked the site.

Sam Baltrusis said...

Thanks Chris!

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