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The Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church clan were no-shows at a protest they announced they would hold in Neenah on Feb. 12. The protest was to target a Neenah High School production of “The Laramie Project,” a play about the 1998 slaying of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming.
The Post-Crescent of Appleton reported that 100 counter-protesters did show up, carrying signs of love, sharing hugs and spontaneously singing the chorus of “We Are the Champions” by Queen when it became clear that Phelps’ crew was nowhere on the horizon.