The dreaded Westboro Baptist Church is heading to Portland next week to wave some "God Hates Fags" signs and rattle on about anti-Christ Obama. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "But wait! Didn't they protest our fags just like two years ago?" Yes, well, apparently the Kansas-based church has cleared its busy schedule of spreading hate to make time for Portland. According to the group's tour schedule they will be swinging through Portland next week to protest several Jewish community centers (classy) and a Catholic church, before looping through Vancouver and returning to protest Grant High School on June 3rd.
Why does Grant deserve to be protested? Here's why, say the Westboro Baptists: "Today's youth are violent brute beasts who are good for absolutely nothing. Their parents, teachers and preachers did that to justify their own sins. Anti-Christ Beast Obama does the same — he despises God as well as his neighbor."
Grant supporters are already organizing a non-violent counter-protest. Check out the details here! Taking inspiration from a San Francisco counter-protest, the Grant supporters are encouraging Portlanders to bring their own ridiculous signs to the event. Anyone down for dressing up as Beast Obama?
UPDATE: Apparently the Westboro website is blocked from some readers' internets. I'm posting the church's tour schedule below the cut, so you can all keep track of where the bigots will be.
05/28/2010 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Portland, OR Congregation Ahavath Achim 3225 SW Barbur Blvd.
05/28/2010 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Portland, OR Havurah Shalom 825 NW 18th Ave.
05/29/2010 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Portland, OR Congregation Neveh Shalom 2900 Peaceful Lane
05/29/2010 09:10 AM - 09:40 AM Portland, OR Mittleman Jewish Community Center 6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
05/29/2010 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Portland, OR Congregation Beth Israel 1972 NW Flanders St.
05/30/2010 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Portland, OR City Bible Church 9200 NE Fremont WBC to picket these faux christians who call themselves a Bible Church as they disobey God with every breath. Your pastor is a liar! His wife's hair is cropped off, showing she is not in subjection to her husband and is in full rebellion against God!
05/30/2010 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Portland, OR Church of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic 424 SW Mill St. WBC to picket the filthy catholics to remind them that priests rape boys — how evil is that!
06/01/2010 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Vancouver, WA Heritage High School 7825 NE 130th Ave.
06/03/2010 07:35 AM - 08:05 AM Portland, OR Grant High School 2245 NE 36th Ave.