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Last week, a group of George Washington University students gathered to protest a hateful White House appearance by noted homophobe Fred Phelps and his anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church. The counter-protest used a time-tested anti-Phelps tactic: The “Phelps-A-Thon.” Writes G.W. Hatchet columnist Tom Braslavsky:
An initiative called Phelps-A-Thon, similar to that at my high school, donated about $12 per minute to Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence, an organization that works to counter all forms of hate-motivated violence. According to Phelps-A-Thon organizer Chris Mason, the event raised over $550. The group plans on sending a thank-you note to Phelps, telling him how much money he raised for LGBT equality.
I wonder how much money Phelps has raised so far for AIDS research, gay marriage, and hate crime awareness? This guy is a saint.