But this time, the group's messages of hate were drowned by a successful counter-protest of students and others organized through Facebook. As the Boulder Daily Camera reports, the WBC picket line outside Boulder High School was dwarfed by a much larger demonstration of peace, love and acceptance.
The lovey dovey stuff -- it's not a far cry for liberal Boulder. But as the hate group is poised to continue a three-day tour in metro Denver, day one suggests their hate mongering is losing steam.
Kameron Martinez, a freshman at Metro State, organized the counter protest through Facebook earlier this month. The event, which plans counter protests at more than a dozen supposed Westboro destinations, has lined up more than 4,000 potential attendees.
Check out the rest of WBC's protest schedule and the Camera's day one videos below:
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
-- 6:45 to 7:15 AM ~ Standley Lake High School in Broomfield -- 8:10 to 8:40 AM ~ Denver Academy of Torah (6825 E. Alameda Ave.) -- 9:00 to 9:30 AM ~ International Jewish News (1177 Grant St. [Denver]) -- 9:45 to 10:15AM ~ Mosaic National Jewish Center (2222 S. Albion St. [Denver]) -- 2:50 to 3:20 PM ~ Mountain Range High School in Denver (12500 Huron St.) -- 5:30 to 6:00 PM ~ Hebrew Educational Alliance (3600 S. Ivanhoe St. [Denver]) -- 7:00 to 7:30 PM ~ Comedy Works South (5345 Landmark Pl. [Greenwood Village])
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010
-- 8:30 to 9:00 AM ~ Temple Sinai (3509 S. Glencoe St. [Denver]) -- 10:00to 10:30AM ~ Temple Emmanuel (51 Grape St. [Denver]) -- 1:00 to 1:30 PM ~ Jewish Community Center (350 S. Dahlia St. [Denver]) -- 5:00 to 6:00 PM ~ EXDO Event Center (1399 35th St. [Denver])