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Anti-gay group to protest Alameda theater production on Friday

By epearlman
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 at 11:36 am in Events, gay rights., Island Life, Proposition 8.

Word is that the anti-gay group “God Hates Fags” is planning a protest of this Friday’s Alameda High School production of The Laramie Project. The play is about Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student who was murdered in 1998. The protest, according to the group’s web site, is planned for 6:45 p.m., just before the show opens at Alameda High’s Little Theatre.

“God Hates Fags,” a project of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, is responsible for many other similar protests in the United States and Canada. (The Westboro Baptist Church is monitored as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and is not know to be affiliated with any other Baptist Churches.)

Here’s details on a counter protest.

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  • James Brock

    The Alameda Police Department has confirmed the Westboro Baptist Church WILL NOT be at Alameda High School on Friday, 11/14/08. Please pass this information on to the regional and local LGBT communities.

    Thanks, Captain Brock
    Alameda Police Department