photo by Burstein
Hate 2.0 pioneers the Westboro Baptist Church, originators of the “God Hates [X]” meme, are headed to San Francisco on Thursday and Friday for one of their whirlwind protest tours. Among the stops on their picket schedule, Thursday from 4:30 to 5:00 pm: Twitter’s headquarters. Usually this is where we would tell you why a notorious hate group would protest Twitter. But rather than direct you toward their NSFW website, here’s a rough Hatese-to-English translation: “We are protesting at Twitters HQ to spread our core message: Crazytime 99 hate balloons unicorn puncher.”
In 2008, a Westboro protest in San Francisco was met by a few counter protesters and a couple merry pranksters (resulting in the photo above, featuring our very own guest blogger Burstein!). As a public service for those who might wish to give an absurdist San Francisco welcome to WBC this time round without visiting their NSFW picket schedule, it is transcribed below.
12:15-12:45 Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street
1:10-1:40 Anti Defamation League, 720 Market Street
1:50-2:20 Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street
3:20 3:50 Lowell High School, 1101 Eucalyptus Drive
4:30-5:00 Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom Street
7:20-8:00 Golden Gate Theatre [Fiddler on Roof], 1 Taylor Street
10:00-10:30 Congregation Beth Israel & Day School, 625 Brotherhood Way
11:00-11:30 Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, 225 Bush Street
11:45-12:15 United States District Court, 450 Golden Gate Avenue
2:10-2:40 Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis Street
3:00-3:30 George Washington High School, 600 32nd Avenue
6:50-7:30 The Randall Museum Theatre [Rent], 199 Museum Way
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