Monday, August 14, 2006

The Rainbow Flag: Phelps folds while Kansas Equality Coalition meets in Meade

The Southwest Kansas Chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition met Sunday at the embattled Lakeway Hotel in Meade to show support for the bed and breakfast's fight to fly the rainbow flag.

Members of Fred Phelps' anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church said they were going to picket, but canceled because of rain.

KBSD-TV in Dodge City reported on the meeting.
"I think it's important for us to speak out against bigotry when many people in these small communities can't do that for themselves," says Anne Mitchell, of the southwest chapter of the Kansas Equality Coalition.
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However, not everyone in Meade is happy to play host to this event.

"I think it's a bunch of crap. This guy just comes in here from California and screws up our town. Now everyone thinks our town is a piece of crap," says Meade resident C.J. Thomas.

Kyle Ross also lives in Meade and does not agree with the group's message. "They have a right to do it I guess, but it just really doesn't stand for something good," says Ross.
For more information on the battle over the hotel's right to fly the rainbow flag, see here and here.

2 comments:

orangecat5 said...

-Kyle Ross also lives in Meade and does not agree with the group's message. "They have a right to do it I guess, but it just really doesn't stand for something good," says Ross.
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The Kansas EQUALITY Coalition? Is he really saying that equality is a bad thing? Who's making his town look like crap? I'm almost speechless.

Anonymous said...

Hello Orangecat. This is Kyle Ross. When interviewing for the news i was referring to the flag and not the Equality coalition. I think that the Equality coalition is a good thing, although i wish all this wasn't going on in our town. Sincerely
Kyle Ross