The protest happened Monday morning.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Nate Birt
Monday, February 6, 2012
A handful of Westboro Baptist Church members staged a short protest Monday morning at Clayton High School. It targeted the school's Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). Hundreds of counter-protestors turned out to wave signs bearing messages such as "Support gay rights" and "You are beautiful no matter what they say." They also chanted We Shall Not Be Moved, made T-shirts and gave interviews to St. Louis-area TV stations. The gathering began before 7:30 a.m. and began to dissipate at 8:15 when Westboro representatives ended their protest. Among attendees: Dr. Louise Losos, principal of CHS, and David Hoffman, the faculty sponsor for the GSA. Have photos from Monday's Westboro protest? Upload them to Patch by clicking the button on this page.
The group is known for holding protests against homosexuality at military funerals.
A group of Westboro Baptist Church members is planning a Feb. 6 protest against homosexuality at Clayton High School, KSDK Newschannel 5 reported. Members of the church are known for protesting at military funerals. Quoting from KSDK: "The group plans to spend about 30 minutes protesting in front of the school, and Clayton High School officials are already taking a proactive approach to the visit." Read more about how the protest originated and learn what Clayton schools officials and police are doing to prepare in the full KSDK report. Sexual orientation a recent discussion topic in Clayton Both the School District of Clayton and the City of Clayton recently adopted policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation…