NOTE FROM PAM: Now this is a nice project for our Blenders here in the coffeehouse! We gab all the time about the fundies, so I know we can help out our friends in the Philippines who are about to rake on the bible-beaters in some fun direct action. Post your ideas (and photos if you have some) in the comments.
Antonio Yang III here from the Filipino Freethinkers, a community of skeptics, atheists, godless heathens, and baby eaters in the Philippines.
I was hoping to ask for advice regarding an upcoming event we are planning to support this December 4, 2010: The 2010 LGBT Pride March.
Getting into the details, our task is to serve as counter-protesters against the religious groups that normally troll these events, mostly of the Evangelical Chritsian and Catholic variety.
Their rhetoic is familiar – placards and signboards that dictate that homosexuality is a sin, that God hates sinner, and all the other usual rubbish about gays going to hell. It's nowhere near as vicious as the messages that the Wetboro Baptist Church vomits, but it's still bigoted.
I've already emailed Pam, and she's suggested that we keep our counter-protest signs peaceful and friendly. She's also suggested that I ask you guys directly if you may have suggestions for countersigns we can come up with.
I've been following how the LGBT community in the US has been handling the fundies, and I have to say you guys do good work.
We're looking for something witty and intelligent – something like the signs some of our members used when the local Catholic Church tried to justify their opposition to a Reproductive Health bill:
We're also busy preparing an Excommunication Party for this November 26, as a show of support for the RH Bil.
In any case, I look forward to any suggestions for signs you guys might have – Pam's already sent me a couple of links to her previous activities too. You may want to visit the 2010 LGBT Pride March's Facebook page for further details regarding the event, and the discussion thread we've set up at the FF Forums.
Note: That skinny dude in a black shirt holding the “Citation Needed sign is Ryan “Red” Tani, the Supreme Leader/Overlord of the Filipino Freethinkers.