The Beatles said it best, and who am I to deny the fab four?
Back in early February, I penned a blog about two of the younger members of the Phelps family who chose to walk away from the Westboro Baptist Church, which can be read here. Who’d have thought that 4 months later, I’d be touching on WBC again but in a different light, and in a venture that will be firsthand?
Allow me to paint the picture.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that across the street from WBC’s location (I’m half-tempted to call it a compound, but that’s neither here nor there) is a house that was bought and re-identified as the Equality House by members of Planting Peace. Lots of volunteer work was put in to paint the outside of the house the colors of the pride flag. They seek to raise funds which are to be used for anti-bullying campaigns and programs.
A few years ago, I befriended a guy by the name of Ron Godier, who is in radio out in St. Louis. Since then, he’s switched through a few different radio networks and is now a part of STLradio.com co-hosting the “WTF” show along with Wade Trent. On June 27th and 28th, they’re taking their show on the road to Topeka KS and will be broadcasting live(12pm-3pm) from the Equality House. Call it a goodwill mission, call it what you will. This will, without doubt, help raise further awareness of the Equality House and their purpose. Ron and Wade also have a verbal agreement with a representative of WBC for an interview while they’re out in Topeka. They’re looking forward to the interview, and will be approaching it in a peaceful manner (as should be done for the highest possible chance of communication).
I will be making the trek west to Topeka to join them for one of the two days, and am really looking forward not only to what the WTF radio crew brings, but also getting to talk with the EH crew and share their positivity and their ambition.
If anyone has anything they’d like me to hand-deliver to the Planting Peace crew at Equality House (letters, cards, etc), items can be sent to me via my PO Box. I’ll stop by the post office on my way out of KC to Topeka and bring all items with me on the road (no, I’m not making deliveries to any of the WBC).Planting Peace/Equality House c/o Jeremy Brooks P.O. Box 12362 Kansas City, MO 64116
Information on the “WTF” show with Ron and Trent, as well as information about Equality House, can be found by clicking on the images below.
(edits/additions will likely be added onto this blog as the event gets closer, with more information and details of what will be taking place)