Oh, looky-looky; hatemongerers Westboro Baptist Church have decided to target one of our local neighbourhoods! A primary school, to be precise – despite Fred Phelps and his odious offspring being denied entrance to the UK to protest a staging of “The Laramie Project” in Basingstoke, they seem to be undeterred and have now targeted George Tomlinson Primary School in Leytonstone for promoting tolerance towards homosexuality. According to their official press release (pdf), they plan to picket the school from 2pm-3pm on Friday 27th March.
Phelps and his daughter are still banned from the UK, to the best of my knowledge, so somehow I doubt their planned demo is likely to get very far; the Basingstoke demo attracted one lone demonstrator who was heckled and booed by counter-protesters until he slunk off with his tail between his legs. It’s doubtful whether this latest planned demo will be any better, but I shall be keeping my eye on developments and may well take a wander over to Leytonstone next Friday in time for 2pm.
Anyone who would like to join me would be more than welcome. 😉