Real Voices. Sometimes we underestimate the power of local action—not just from the top administrators or leaders, but from the middle and from the grassroots. Languages Add links. When news broke Thursday that Fred Phelps, infamous anti-gay activist and former head of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, or WBC, had passed awayfew if any progressives shed tears of sorrow. Suddenly, you have public standing to comment on issues that are important to you. Establishing this venture got her more invitations to speak—in classrooms, church groups, and conferences—and each time she would speak in her official capacity as a representative of KSTEP.
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He said the school has a duty to create a welcoming and safe environment for all students. Use the opposition to make you stronger. If the answer to this question was "yes," many of these individuals found themselves doing what they had once advised gays to do:
Residents of Lakeview, a neighborhood with a large homosexual population that was the site of an anti-gay beating in September, united Sunday morning to deliver this message: