''Discrimination of any sort should be intolerable in the United States.... I'm fed up with it... The bottom [part of my sign] is a little bit of my temper. 'Our little community never invited your despicable kind here. So do everyone and crawl back down into the hole you obviously crawled out of.' I know that's a little bit of temper, but I cannot help myself. I cannot sit in my chair at home and watch this on TV. I have to join in.''
A woman explaining why she came to Silverton, Oregon to support the country's first elected transgender mayor, Stu Rasmussen, against the hateful demonstration of three members of Fred Phelps' family. Phelps' Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church is widely known to have appeared with intentionally cruel placards at private funerals and many other events over the last 15 years.
|Protest in Silverton|