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Students Form Wall Around Missouri Stadium to Block Westboro Protest Against Gay Player (TEXT and VIDEO)

Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, safety, rights, ethics, Westboro Baptist Church, religion, freedoms, activists, gayrights, sports )

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Hundreds of students formed a human wall around the basketball stadium at the University of Missouri on Saturday because the Westboro Baptist Church had pledged to protest gay football player Michael Sam.

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Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 4:22 pm
It is great that these students kept a peaceful protest, and were not name calling as it seems some of the
Westboro Baptist Church members were doing. It must have made Michael Sam feel that his fellow students care.
Thanks Carrie.

Ondine J (134)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 4:30 pm
I'm so very saddened that we live in a world with so much intolerance and hate. I feel for Sam, but pleased he got support which he very much deserves. Thanks Carrie

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 6:35 pm
These church members are the lowest

. (0)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 1:08 am
How wonderful that the students are protesting this horribly prejudiced group who call themselves Christians (believers that God is love!).

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 11:04 am
Good for them. We need our young people to speak up.

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 11:30 am
Good to see the students doing this. I wish this Westboro Church would stay home and spend more time actually learning what Christ was all about.

Timothy W (262)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 12:17 pm
I believe this is the best most uplifting story for me all week.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 4:22 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Carrie, it makes me feel like all is not lost. These kids are wonderful!

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 7:07 am
'Bout time.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 10:00 pm
I am so proud of our students. Several of mine have participated in protests opposing Westboro Baptist protests. Thank you for spreading the news. Our young people oppose extremists. (n, p, t)
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