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Student uses Westboro Baptist Church visit as Fundraiser

It's NOT what you think. I think it's great. I'm a bit late on it, though. I just saw it today, and HAD to share the awesome news.
UIC student Jason Connell used the appearance of the hate group to raise money for queer rights groups such as Human Rights Campaign, International AIDS Foundation and Chicago based Jerusalem Open House. Donations were named in honor of the Westboro Baptist Church and community thank you cards will be sent from the non-profits to WBC leader Fred Phelps. Connell called it a, "Lemons to Lemonade" situation.

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NightPhoenix

Asked by NightPhoenix at 1:47 PM on Mar. 30, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:47 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Ha! I love it!!!!!!! thanks for making my day! awesome!
    older

    Answer by older at 1:48 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • seriously... "queer rights"!?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:51 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • That's what was in the text of the story. They are not my words.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Queer Rights Groups??????????
    Aside from that.. cool beans.
    Ziggy-Stardust

    Answer by Ziggy-Stardust at 1:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Agree with older
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 1:55 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Ok, people please read the whole story before getting riled up. You'll find that it was the gay people who referred to it as queer rights, not me.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:55 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • No one said it was you.. Maybe putting quotes around that will deter people from thinking it was though. Still an odd statement... no matter who wrote it.
    Ziggy-Stardust

    Answer by Ziggy-Stardust at 2:05 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • What is so odd about queer rights? homosexuals are called among many other things, queer aren't they?
    older

    Answer by older at 2:09 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • WOOOHOOO, awesome
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 3:05 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

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