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Chris Love's Fundraiser:

The 2011 MFM Guest Speaker Fund

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Since 2008 we have organized a rally against the Westboro Baptist Church and the Phelps clan which takes place in Gage Park, Topeka, KS. This park is just a few short blocks from the physical Westboro church building -- and on a side note, is about as close as we are legally allowed to hold such an event near a church in Topeka. The Phelps often use this park as a common location for their local protests, which also makes it an ideal spot for us ... driving them out for at least one day.

We draw a crowd of around 400 people from all over the country -- not only to voice their disagreement with the way the Phelps clan abuses their First Amendment rights, but to send out a collective message of respect for people of all walks of life. Starting in 2010, we have begun trying to bring a guest speaker to each rally. Last year we were honored to have Nate Phelps, a son of Fred Phelps who left the church and his family at the age of 18. His trip for our event was the the first time he had returned to Topeka in 30 years. The story of his return to Kansas was featured on Nightline.

Our budget is extremely limited and we would like to raise funds to pay travel and lodging for a speaker for this year's event.

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