The Westboro Baptist Church, known for harshly protesting against homosexuality, is coming to Maplewood Richmond Heights on Saturday, October 20, and MRH will have a response.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights threatre department is putting on The Laramie Project, a play about tolerance towards homosexuals, and Westboro Baptist has stated they will picket the Saturday matinee.
MRH plans a peaceful rally to counter the Westboro protest, and has invited the community to attend the school’s response to Westboro Baptist’s picket.
“Our interest is to have a peaceful response that supports our students participating in the The Laramie Project as well as embrace all diversity within our community,” the MRH organizers say.
The MRH rally will begin at the athletic field bleachers at 12:30 on Saturday.