Police Designate Protest Area for "God Hates Fags" Group
BuffaloPundit, a WNYMedia.net blog, reports that town and state police have set up a designated area for the "God Hates Fags" group, Westboro Baptist Church, who plan to protest two memorial services scheduled for this Sunday, February 22nd, for victims of Flight 3407. The Continental flight crashed outside of Buffalo, NY last Thursday, February 12th, killing all 49 on board and one on the ground.
On Sunday at 10am, they’ll be at the Zion Lutheran Church in Clarence Center, 2 blocks from the crash site.
On Sunday at 1:45, they’ll be at St. Joseph’s Church at 3275 Main Street in Buffalo near UB South campus.
The designated protest area is at the corner of Clarence Center and Goodrich roads.
That corner is over a block away from the Zion Lutheran church itself. Therefore, the town as crafted a time, place & manner restriction on the Phelps group so that memorial service attendees can come and go without ever seeing these monsters.
BuffaloPundit discourages participation in another group, "Angel Action" who also plans to stage a show of solidarity, along with members of UB Freethinkers.
The information is being passed along by UB Freethinkers, who have been receiving emails about the "Angel Action" with angel costumes, as a courtesy. UB Freethinkers is not organizing the event.
As an avowedly secular humanist student group, UB Freethinkers is not organizing angel costumes ourselves. However, we are asking everyone involved in our increasingly wide and proudly diverse group of attendees to WEAR WHITE if possible and use WHITE sheets/banners and signs, in solidarity with all of the other groups involved.
If you would like to take part in the actual "Angel Action" with angel costumes, contact information is available at the link.
Those from UB and elsewhere who need a ride to the memorial service, information is also available at the link.
Also on NowPublic:
Special News Coverage Continental Flight 3407