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Driving Equality and turning the tables on the hateful: a Phelps-A-Thon

Many of you, I’m sure, remember Fred batshitfullofhatred Phelps of the so-called baptist church of Westboro (you can also see their impact on Karen here)

Well, it seems the asshat is sending a delegation of his family to protest at a performance of The Laramie Project in Boston on December 12th. Not that it’s a surprise, since this piece of vomit sends family members to protest everything from funerals to the rightful election of a mayor in Oregon.

Anyway, here’s the part that fills me with glee: Chris Mason, a gay rights activist from Boston, is turning tables on the hateful by using their presence to drive a fund raising for his Driving Equality project next summer.

Check it out:

Driving Equality is hosting a Phelps-A-Thon to counter Fred Phelps’ hateful message. For every minute the “God Hates Fags” clan is protesting, we will be collecting donations for Driving Equality , a 85-day trek across America to all of the lower 48 states to advance LGBT equality.

The Phelps clan will be protesting in front of the Boston Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre from 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM on December 12th. You can pledge any amount you chose, whether it be $0.25, $1, $2, or even $5 for every minute they protest. You can even pledge a flat rate for the entire time the group will be demonstrating.

The point of this Phelps-A-Thon is two fold. First, we are using Phelps’ own hateful message to raise funds for a good cause, one that will help counter the lies that are being spread about LGBT people. Second, we will be displaying a sign in front of the “God Hates Fags” clan tallying how much money they have helped raise for LGBT equality. This will certainly upset the group and it is possible that they will leave early to stop our fundraising.

Let’s hear it for turning hatred on its ear! Go forth and donate some moolah!

And if you are in the area, show up, show your colors, celebrate love and freedom.

(A thousand thanks to Mad for the image)


  • This will certainly upset the group and it is possible that they will leave early to stop our fundraising.



  • Las
    December 8
    1:30 pm


    This reminds me of a magazine article I read years ago, about how a woman’s health clinic dealt with abortion protesters that gathered around the building, intimidating patients. They started an “Adopt a Protester” program to raise money for low-income patients. The more protesters, the more money was made. It wasn’t very long before the anti-choice people stopped showing up.


  • We did something similar when they protested at the funerals of children killed in a bus crash a few years ago. People donated money to the families based on how long they protested. The media gave them no coverage at all, and law enforcement kept them so far away from the actual funerals that they couldn’t be seen.


  • Thanks for the shout out!


  • Jenns
    December 9
    6:38 pm

    Las said it: Awesome indeed!

    I had to take several deep breaths before I got to the good news, though: the Fred Phelpses of the world make me sick.


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