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ATL: Acceptance, Tolerance, Love

7 May ’10

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The infamous Westboro Baptist Church has been hanging around Atlanta the past 2 days.  These are the folks who hold hate-filled signs at military funerals, Jewish community centers, and high schools all over the nation.

Grady High School student Becca Daniels wanted to spread a different message, so she organized a demonstration of her own, and Atlantans from all walks of life came out in droves to show their support and share messages of love and acceptance.

It was a pretty awesome sight.  Including angels with 10-foot-tall wings.

The Westboro group… all 8 or so of them… left after 30 minutes, but the ATL group continued their demonstration all along 10th Street.

I am proud of my city.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Kim Bannerman 7 May ’10 at 12:31 pm

    That literally brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for posting the pics, Leah. I'm proud of our city, too!

  • Reply jules 7 May ’10 at 2:28 pm

    I'm so proud of our city, too, especially considering a High School student organized this. yay ATL!

  • Reply Bing 7 May ’10 at 4:08 pm

    It was a great protest. I had a blast!

  • Reply Dub 10 May ’10 at 1:52 pm

    Great photos and nice to see that Westboro left after 30 minutes.

  • Reply Bruce 19 May ’10 at 8:43 am

    Great photos and nice to see that Westboro left after 30 minutes.

  • Reply Stephanie 24 May ’10 at 7:02 pm

    This IS a great view of Atlanta. But please, when mentioning Westboro's hate for Jews and the military and such, don't forget the LGBT community! So much hate is so very, very sad.

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