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MRH Will Respond to Westboro Baptist Church Picket

Westboro Baptist is planning a protest of Maplewood Richmond Heights' 'The Laramie Project' on Saturday.

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.

See the details of the rally at the MRH website.

Anne Cummings October 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM
The high school administrators and students have been very thoughtful in planning their response. Good for them!
Jim Rintoul October 19, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Thank you, MRHSD, for having the courage to take an official stance against bigotry in any form. This is an institution setting a great example for all of its constituents.
L Jacoby October 19, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Times have really changed for the better since I went there, and now I could not be prouder to be a graduate of MRH.

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