Re: [Atlanta-Skeptics] Fred Phelps in Atlanta TOMORROW AND THURSDAY

From: Jessica P.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 12:07 PM
That's awesome!

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On May 4, 2010, at 11:50 AM, Rich Hammett <[address removed]>  
wrote:

> http://laughingsq...­
>
> 2010/5/4 Rich Hammett <[address removed]>:
>> Truly genius.  It's enough to inspire me to get out there and  
>> protest, but
>> I've got 100 meetings this week, and taking kids to games.  If they  
>> protest
>> all the immigrants at Doraville athletics, I'll be there to mock  
>> them.
>>
>> rich
>>
>> 2010/5/4 John Daigle <[address removed]>:
>>> The surreal approach was brilliant. And it made the local cop  
>>> laugh, which
>>> is hard to do.
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Maria <[address removed]>  
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Oh, also, here's some background information, in case you don't  
>>>> know who
>>>> Fred Phelps is.  He runs Westboro Baptist Church
>>>> (http://en.wikiped...­) and the  
>>>> God Hates
>>>> Fags protests.  They protest around the country spreading their  
>>>> message of
>>>> hate at military funerals and other public events.
>>>>
>>>> The best counter protests I've seen involve peaceful  
>>>> demonstrations that
>>>> collect money for charities like:
>>>> http://skepchick....­
>>>>
>>>> Others take a more surreal approach:
>>>>
>>>> http://laughingsq...­
>>>>
>>>> http://www.flickr...­
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Maria
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 6:33 AM, Maria <[address removed]>  
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ Hi all
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ I apologize for the short notice. We talked briefly about this  
>>>>>­ in the
>>>>>­ Skepticamp meeting this weekend but I haven't sent a broader  
>>>>>­ email. Fred
>>>>>­ Phelps is going to be in Atlanta this week and we'd like to  
>>>>>­ organize some
>>>>>­ counter protests. Here are the dates and times. I have included  
>>>>>­ the people
>>>>>­ who said they could 'run with' the counter protest for that  
>>>>>­ particular time.
>>>>>­ If you can make it, please let us know. We'd like to get at  
>>>>>­ least 5 people
>>>>>­ for each counter protest so that we're not alone when we're  
>>>>>­ doing this.
>>>>>­ Details, along with their crazy on what exactly they are  
>>>>>­ protesting here:
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ https://spreadshee...­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/5/10 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Atlanta, GA Atlanta Marriott Marquis  
>>>>>­ 265
>>>>>­ Peachtree Center Ave.
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/5/10 3:05 PM - 3:35 PM Atlanta, GA Douglass High School 225  
>>>>>­ Hamilton E.
>>>>>­ Holmes Dr. NW
>>>>>­ LaVerne Knight-West
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/5/10 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM Atlanta, GA Jewish Georgian 8495  
>>>>>­ Dunwoody Pl.
>>>>>­ (Bldg. 9, Ste. 100)
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/5/10 5:05 PM - 5:35 PM Marietta, GA Marcus JCC 2509 Post Oak  
>>>>>­ Tritt Rd.
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/5/10 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless  
>>>>>­ Amphitheatre
>>>>>­ 2200 Encore Parkway
>>>>>­ Maria Walters
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/6/10 07:40 AM - 08:10 AM Atlanta, GA Druid Hills High School  
>>>>>­ 1798
>>>>>­ Haygood Dr. NE
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/6/10 08:15 AM - 08:45 AM Atlanta, GA Emory University Hillel 735
>>>>>­ Gatewood Rd. NE (Marcus Hillel Center)
>>>>>­ Laura Ross
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/6/10 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Atlanta, GA Grady High School 929  
>>>>>­ Charles Allen
>>>>>­ Dr. NE
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ http://www.facebo...­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ 5/6/10 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Atlanta, GA The Selig Center (Jewish  
>>>>>­ Federation
>>>>>­ of Atlanta) 1440 Spring St.
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ If you can make it:
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ - Email and let us know so the primary person can coordinate  
>>>>>­ with you. If
>>>>>­ you can make it to one of the other protests, let me know as  
>>>>>­ well. You can
>>>>>­ reply to this thread or email me directly at [address removed]
>>>>>­ - Bring a sign! (Be creative! Be silly!). Also, read this:
>>>>>­ http://citycounci...­ 
>>>>>­  which
>>>>>­ are the 'official rules' about demonstrating, including the  
>>>>>­ materials you
>>>>>­ can and cannot make signs out of.
>>>>>­ - Do NOT engage any of the protesters. Just hold up your signs,  
>>>>>­ collect
>>>>>­ donations.
>>>>>­ - Primary people: Bring something to collect funds in. We will  
>>>>>­ collect
>>>>>­ money for AID Atlanta http://www.aidatl...­
>>>>>­ - Take photos if you can!
>>>>>­ - Report back on how it went!
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­ Thanks!
>>>>>­ Maria
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
>>>>>­
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>>>>>­ Atlanta
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