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07/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

God Hates WHO? Students Stand Up to Westboro Baptist Church

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

By: Hunter Moore

(Editor's Note: This video was sent to us by Hunter Moore, a student at Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Today, demonstrators from the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas organization well known for protesting outside funerals for fallen soldiers, were met by hundreds of counter-protesters made up of students and community members.

The Westboro website says the church targeted Grady students because "Your parents have broken your moral compass by telling you God loves everyone and it's okay to be gay."

Students and community members sought to subvert Westboro's agenda with a counter protest promoting inclusion and love at Atlanta's Piedmont Park. Church demonstrators stood on one street corner -- Youth Radio producers counted approximately ten of them -- and more than 300 counter protesters assembled on the surrounding corners.)

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