A press release from Westboro Baptist Cult this week claims that the hate group plans to picket at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church during afternoon mass on Sunday, December 7, at Kenosha-Bradford High School Monday morning, December 8, and at Horlick High School, around dismissal time on Monday, December 8.
Counter-protests are being organized by the Combat Veterans of America Motorcycle Association, Counter Protest Westboro in Racine, and Operation Screen Out Hate. “There will be no violence or response [to] the protesters. We will create a barricade with our backs to the protesters and block our kids from viewing these lunatics. We will hold large sheets and signs telling our kids how awesome they are and play loud positive music to drown out the chants.” Beth Ashton Gilmore posted on the Operation Screen Out Hate Facebook page about the Monday counter-protest at Horlick from 2:00 to 2:40 p.m.
Racine Interfaith Coalition plans to participate in a 4:30 prayer vigil on Sunday to meet the protesters Sunday afternoon when they intend to confront St. Lucy’s Catholic Church before their 5:00 p.m. mass.
Interested persons should be mindful of the importance of not engaging the Westboro clan directly. One of their favored tactics is to provoke an assault, then sue for damages.
For further details on how to participate, please see the group links above.