"No Place for Hate" as Interfaith Group Mobilizes in Response to Anti-Gay Protests

June 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe


On June 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "as a man loudly condemned what he called perversions in town, a group of about three dozen residents turned their backs on him in silent protest yesterday... About a dozen members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., fanned out and picketed yesterday morning outside five churches in Lexington -- St. Brigid (Roman Catholic); Lexington United Methodist Church; Church of Our Redeemer (Episcopal); Hancock United Church of Christ; and First Baptist Church. But protesters were outnumbered by about 10-to-1 yesterday by residents who gathered outside St. Brigid and silently turned their backs to the protesters and their message. After about 30 minutes, the protesters got back into their cars and drove away."

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