i'm sure you ladies don't remember, but a few months back Chris Mason organized a counter protest in Boston to raise money for every minute that the Phelps clan protested the opening of the Laramie project. i was really looking forward to going but it ended up being during the weekend of that crazy ice storm that left most of new england a disaster zone...i was bummed to miss it, but chris and i have talked a couple times through email and i've been following his current cross-country trek while he films for his Driving Equality documentary. he just posted this clip of yesterday's interview with Shirley Phelps, and it's pretty unbelievable. plus he got a tour of the "factory" where they make their signs, and they actually gave him one as a memento. he says in his blog that they were actually very kind and welcoming to him, but i'm unclear on whether they knew he's gay. i love his comments in his blog about how freaky it felt to be filming her with the camera he had paid for with money raised by counter-protesting her family...it's kind of a mind-fuck, huh? and, by the way, i almost fell off my chair when she uses the expression "it's on like donkey kong" during the interview.
anyway, here's the link to the clip http://drivingequality.com/2009/06/02/god-hates-who/