I know I haven't posted in a while, and there are lots of updates to come, but wanted to share this first.
As pretty much everyone that reads this knows, I am a graduate student at Brandeis University in MA. The Westboro Baptist Church is picketing here on Friday, and according to their website this is why:
"to remind these Jews that they bear the curse of their forefather's murder of Christ. Further these college students of doomed america live for the devil himself, spending their energies on drunkeness, lust, sloth and greed rather than serving the Lord Almighty."
Brandeis is reacting by celebrating our diversity and tolerance as a campus. If you're interested you can check out our petition.
Also, we are raising money as a campus for Keshet, a resource for Jewish LGBT individuals in greater Boston and across the country. Basically, people can pledge to donate a certain dollar amount per minute that the WBC is here, or just a flat rate. You can check that out here.
So yes, this is a sort of PSA - I think that supporting tolerance is the way to go.