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Past Event

The Westboro Baptist Church Counter Protest at Books Inc

| Books Inc.


Books Inc.
2275 Market St 94114
All ages
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From the organizer

The Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket the first public reading of the LGBT-themed children’s book Square Zair Pair on Saturday, February 6 at Books Inc in the Castro.

They’ve labeled the book “fag propaganda” and plan to bring their hateful, antigay rhetoric to an event that promotes diversity, love, and acceptance (see the photos below of thier threats). We will be holding a counter protest that day as well to drown out their hate with an overwhelming display of love and support.

Please help us overshadow this hate group and show their message of intolerance is unacceptable – especially in a neighborhood like the Castro where diversity and love are celebrated every day. We will begin gathering at 10am with the reading taking place at 11am. We encourage you to show your PRIDE with signs boasting positive messages, rainbow flags, or just your spirited self.

Whether or not Westboro is brave enough to follow through with their threat and show their hateful faces in the Castro, we will be shooting video of our message and sharing it with the world – because in the end, love always wins.

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