If you’re in Toronto come out tonight and protest the Westboro Baptist Church between 7 and 8 PM at Cameron House – 408 Queen Street West. The members of the church will be in Toronto protesting a play about Fred Phelps.
From the Facebook invite I received:
For those of you who haven’t heard, members of
Fred Phelps’s Westboro Baptist Church of godhatesfags.com notoriety have announced they will be in Toronto today.
Thurs. Aug 7th between 7pm-8pm at the Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W. to protest Alistair Newton’s play “The Pastor Phelps Project” being staged as a part of the Summerworks festival.
Anyone in Toronto come on down to the Cameron House at 7pm tonight and show Fred Phelps with your loud queer-positive presence what you think of his ideas. Think of it as more of a party and less of a protest. They think they can get get attention with their outrageous spectacle, let queers and queer positive folks show them we can overshadow them with a message of tolerance and acceptance.
Please forward this information to anyone or any organization you think can help organize people to show their support in a counter-protest to be held simultaneously.
The Church, it’s believed, discovered the play from a theatre preview article in the current issue of Xtra Toronto and the playwright even wrote a satirical open invitation to Phelps in the current issue of Fab that came out yesterday.
More info HERE