The lunatics from Westboro Baptist Church bring their disgusting little hate-filled circus to our community on Friday, demonstrating outside East Boston High School for 45 minutes beginning at 7 a.m. They are the people who go to the funerals of soldiers to hold signs that proclaim god's hatred for the deceased.
The Kansas-based group came out to Massachusetts this week to demonstrate at Reading High School, whose students are performing The Laramie Project, about Matthew Shepherd, the 21-year-old who was murdered because of his sexual orientation. The WBC has also been at a high school in Cambridge, Hanscom Air Base and Lexington High School, where residents of that community greeted them with silence.
I'm not sure if a counterdemonstration is planned, but you have to wonder if ignoring such people might be the best way to make them go away.
Update (3/22): Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham writes about the WBC visit.