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600 Oppose Westboro 8 @ Gonzaga

Eight members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a radical anti-homosexual and anti-Semitic religious group based in Topeka, Kan., are picketing near Gonzaga University. There are about 600 people demonstrating against the group across Spokane Falls Boulevard from the Westboro representatives, near the GU baseball field. A Westboro member said they chose the Inland Northwest because North Idaho College, in Coeur d’Alene, is presenting “The Laramie Project,” a play about the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, in 1998/Spokesman-Review. More here.

Question: 600 versus 8? Is it worth the time?

Westboro Targets NIC Play Twice

(Westboro Baptist Church) will be picketing “The Laramie Project” 8 -8:30 a.m. Friday outside Boswell Hall. According to WBC, their reasoning for this picket is “to preach some truth to the audience and cast of this fag propaganda play of lies.” … WBC will also picket outside Boswell Hall closing night of “The Laramie Project,” Oct. 30 from 6:45-7:30 p.m. “I was really surprised,” Jacoby said in regards to finding out that the WBC would be picketing the production. “We had hardly even started publicity. How we managed to land on their radar was my first biggest question. We’re in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, pretty well off the beaten path. We’re a two-year school. I was sure this was not going to fall on their radar, but somehow they did. They must’ve seen the audition notice in the last week of August”/Shauna DeMerritt, North Idaho College Sentinel. More here. (AP File Photo of Fred Phelps, dark glasses, and family)

Question: Have you ever seen the play, ‘The Laramie Project’? Do you plan to do so some day?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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