Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas-based hate group, plan to hold a demonstration outside Anaheim High School on Monday morning. WBC’s primary cause is anti-homosexuality, though they also speak publicly against women’s rights, the Catholic Church, Judaism, etc. They don’t seem to have a particular reason to attack this high school; they’re coming to Orange County mainly to picket the funeral of Robert Schuller (founder of the Crystal Cathedral), and this is just a warm-up event for them.
The school principle is not legally able to ask for our presence, but we have been encouraged to come and witness. We will, as always, form a visual barrier between the demonstrators and the school, and attempt to provide a peaceful and loving presence.
WBC has planned their picket for 7:15-7:45am. I would like to ask Witnesses to gather at 7:00am, on the sidewalk in front of the school’s main entrance. There is a small strip mall directly across the street from the entrance; at 7am I expect we’ll be able to park there without much trouble.
Will Picard (that’s me) will be coordinating this witness. You can contact me by cell at (202) 297-1455 with any questions. See you bright and early on Monday!
Monday, April 20, 2015
7:15 to 7:45 a.m.
Anaheim High School
811 W Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805