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

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Sent on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 4:15 PM
Maria,
myself (family in tow) and Blake will be meeting at the JCC at 1630 on Post Oak Tritt.? Everyone should drop what they're doing and join the shenanigans!!!

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 10:29 PM, Simon <[address removed]> wrote:
That's a nice turtle and?I'm sure God hates it already!

Good job on the sign!

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De: Chris Nicoll <[address removed]>
Objet: Re: [Atlanta-Skeptics] Fred Phelps in Atlanta TOMORROW AND THURSDAY
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Date: Mardi 4 mai 2010, 19h37

I've already cleared it with the wife, and I can make it to the Post Oak Tritt demo.? Just need a time and a place to meet up before hand.? I've already started on my banner...? Check out my attachment.

On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Jessica Porter <[address removed]> wrote:
That's awesome!

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

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.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church) 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.org/blog/2010/03/how-to-deal-with-westboro-baptist-church/

Others take a more surreal approach:

http://laughingsquid.com/san-franciscos-answer-to-westboro-baptist-church/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/94878257@N00/4540981479/

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://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AuuekdsyxsxmdDJ5YmVncXluY1lkY0xjalpDUkN5Tnc&hl=en

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.facebook.com/group.php?gid=113068505390927&ref=nf


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://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/2004/Images/Adopted/0517/04O0872.pdf 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.aidatlanta.org/Page.aspx?pid=295
- Take photos if you can!
- Report back on how it went!


Thanks!
Maria




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