WBC Protesting at UChicago
From 12-1:30 on March 9, Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting at the U of C. I believe their primary objective is to protest Obama's homeplace, so to speak, but I'm sure there are a lot of other things they wouldn't approve of on our campus, too.
If you're unfamiliar with this organization, I suggest you search them on google and steel yourself for what you're about to read. They are an extremist group on many levels, and they're good at getting people angry and not much more.
I've gotten a flurry of e-mails from people with creative counter-protest or just alternate activities. I think some people will be carrying spoof signs, but I think others are just going to go out, hang out with people, maybe do some interfaith prayer, and show support for our campus community.
Anyway, if you do plan to visit campus on March 9, be aware that it's not going to be a typical day by any means...