I've written pretty extensively on Corona del Mar High School's struggle to perform the musical RENT. First, they had to convince their bigoted Principal Fal Asrani to even allow a production of the heavily-edited school edition. Now, they've had to deal with famed bigot-nutcase Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church, who flew across the country to protest the show.
The picture above is a church-member in front of the high-school with a bunch of amazingly nutty signs and below is text from the flyer they distributed to their congregation.
The Westboro Baptist Church protest flyer states: “Those who enable fag filth by such projects as Rent are also worthy of death (hell). (Ro. 1:32.) God Hates Fags and Fag-Enablers; Ergo, God Hates Corona del Mar High School!”Dealing with such crazies can be difficult, but the students handled the protest perfectly, launching a 'Silent Counter Protest' along with other local peace organizations. I applaud them for their continued courage in the face of hate.
Here are some pictures from their successful protest, which outnumbered the bigots many times over.
I love the "God Hates Signs" sign.