February 3, 2012 6:36 AM Subscribe
posted by deanklear (42 comments total)
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On February 6th, the infamous Westboro Baptist Church is planning a protest
at Clayton High School in St Louis because of their support of the LGBT student body. The counter protest, however, has taken the form of a fund raising opportunity.
In addition to selling t-shirts, wristbands
, and accepting donations during the protest, money is being raised through the Phelps-A-Thon website
LGBT youth organizations. Clayton High School's website
is providing information for scheduling, parking, protest signs, and donation information.
What is a Phelps-A-Thon? According to their website, "We turn the Westboro Baptist Church's hate into donations for groups targeted by their protests." Pledges can be made
to match every minute of the Westboro Protest with a donation, or you can simply donate a flat amount.