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.For more information on the battle over the hotel's right to fly the rainbow flag, see here and here.
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.