Apparently Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church (sic) will be protesting in Cambridge, MA in a couple of weeks, over the continuing existence of a Gay-Straight Alliance at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. This is close to home: I live only a few miles from there, and a good friend of mine went to Rindge. The gall of these terrible people bringing their hatred here is astonishing, and it makes me very angry.
If you’re angry too, and you can spare some money, please consider the Phelps-a-thon, which I think is one of the more effective counters to the WBC. Phelps wants attention; he wants shouting matches with counterprotesters and even altercations, because that raises his profile. Better to calmly display to him a sign showing how much money he’s raised so far for the causes he hates.