Posted: Sep 8, 2013 5:14 PM by Jamie Leary - MTN News
Nearly two dozen citizens concerned about the potential appearance of Westboro Baptist protesters in Bozeman on Monday, gathered at the Labor Temple downtown on Sunday afternoon.
The group is learning ways of how to peacefully handle an encounter with the inflammatory and in-your-face verbal assaults that members of Westboro use to gain attention.
ACLU Montana's LGBT Coordinator, Liz Welch said, "How to behave during a rally and a protest, some ways that they can learn how not to get their buttons pushed, and some ways that they can also be very constructive in reaching out to the community with messages of love."
According to the Westboro website, their members are scheduled to appear at the Montana State University campus between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday and at Bozeman High School between 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.