I'm not sure I've ever felt as proud to be an AU alum as I was when I got this email forward a few minutes ago....
Westboro Baptist Church to picket American University for 45 minutes
Fred Phelps, church leader (Photo: Associated Press)
The Westboro Baptist Church, leading pusher of the First Amendment's limits, has announced plans [PDF] to "PICKET THE FAG-INFESTED, PERVERT-RUN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY." The Westboro Baptist church characterizes the demonstration as "religious opinion & bible commentary on current events."
From 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, church members will gather at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW to confront the students of American University and "give your children an opportunity to see what truth looks like, the face of what they were entitled to have from every adult that ever touched their lives! Instead, you hateful parents & brutish teachers broke their moral compasses! Now they beg for some truth from the humble servants of WBC. They will know what their God requires of them & will not be able to plead ignorance any longer." The group expects to accomplish this feat in under an hour.
h/t The Kanneth.