Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman Friday, 25 September 2009 00:00The Great Neck community will be faced with a great challenge on Friday, Sept. 25, when a known “hate group,” Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas, comes to protest and demonstrate at our schools and houses of worship. All of our public officials, all of our police officers, strongly urge everyone to keep away and ignore this group. Please listen! Please keep away from the picket lines! Do not give these people a voice, do not dignify their presence with our presence, do not give them a response (which is all they want).
Express your outrage with your absence! Take time out of your busy life to work for peace and tolerance! For all of us who love Great Neck, and who respect every resident, every institution, we will stay away, we will love and respect one another, and we will not give in to hatred!