McMorris Rodgers Speaks Out Against Hateful and Intolerant Westboro Protests

Oct 29, 2010

Spokane – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) issued the following statement after members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church spread hateful and radical messages at several protests across Spokane.  

“I am appalled by the hatred, anger and bigotry that these activists have incited here in Spokane and across the Inland Northwest.  Their protests – primarily targeted at young students at Gonzaga, Whitworth University and Ferris High School – are full of intolerant sentiments and hateful rhetoric.”

“I condemn these fanatical views, and I am extremely proud of the Spokane community for coming together to speak out against them.  I especially want to acknowledge the faithful work of the Patriot Guard.  Our community has been unequivocal in its message against bigotry and radicalism.  In the wake of hatred, Spokane has responded with peace.”

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