Local activists are responding to the announcement that the Phelps/Westboro Baptist gang will be putting on one of their anti-gay protests at OCU, where the play The Laramie Project is being put on. The play deals with the murder of Matthew Shepherd 10 years ago, simply for being gay.
Spread the word about this important action!
Be prepared for displays of hate that will make you physically ill. But it is important to counter this kind of speech with a greater display of love and tolerance.
From: The Peace House
Date: October 22, 2008 10:24:07 PM CDT
Subject: Demonstration at Oklahoma City University
THIS FRIDAY, October 24
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
at Oklahoma City University
23rd & Blackwelder (just east of Penn.)
We are looking for people who will be part of a Peaceful Presence at a gathering where members of Fred Phelp’s community (Godhatesfags.com and Godhatesamerica.com) are planning to demonstrate on the campus of Oklahoma City University in protest to a presentation of The Laramie Project.
Mr. Phelps’ group is planning to set up at 7:00 p.m. Persons who are interested in providing a Peaceful Presence, please plan to meet in the chapel at 6:00 p.m. The chapel is on the 23rd street side of the Oklahoma City University campus. There will be a short orientation in non-violent intervention and techniques to avert and redirect potentially violent confrontation.
T-shirts will be available to mark the occasion.