Pooves and closet cases: January 2002 Archives

January 3, 2002

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United States: Notorious gay-hater Fred Phelps found himself outnumbered when he decided to picket a high school in New Hampshire for the second time in just over a year. He and 10 others from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, decided to protest after the school recognised two female students as the senior year's best couple. 20 residents mounted a counter-protest and students showed their contempt for Phelps by ignoring him and his group.

The church had previously picketed the school to protest against its decision to allow homosexual dorm parents. Then, both staff and students wore rainbow badges in support of the school. On neither occasion did locals join Phelps' protest.

Fred Phelps is best known for demonstrating at the funeral of Matthew Shepherd, a student murdered because he was gay. Anti-gay group from Kansas pickets Dover High SchoolPortsmouth Herald, 2nd January 2002 via Avedon Carol's The Sideshow.

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