KANSAS- Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are staging another hate-filled protest this week but it will be their last. And this time many Americans may feel like joining in. This Friday, the Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing the funeral of the Westboro Baptist Church leader, Fred Phelps.
CHINA- Hot off their "successful" campaign to shut down a surface mine in Southern West Virginia, R.U.M.P.S. Campaign [LINK] is hoping for continued luck in China. They are now going against The People's Republic of China to protest a recent decision to flatten 700 mountains to build a new city [LINK].
MORGANTOWN- Chick-fil-A is once again being protested, this time on the campus of WVU. Students and civil rights groups are outraged at the discriminatory practices of the chicken sandwich restaurant and are demanding the franchise be removed.
"We were afraid for our lives," said protester Poni Moonglow. "Don't these stupid miners understand we came to save their lives? Coal is not a way of life -- it's a way of death -- for them, their children and their children's children."
Poni is the great, great grandson from a Kentucky Coal Miner family, so he knows. "I should be dead with everything my college professor told me about the dangers of coal mining. I always feel paranoid and hungry. I think it's from the coal poison. I have to take special herbal medicines to counteract the effects."
GLAAD (Gay, Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) will be holding all-day protests at all Chick-fil-A franchise locations this Sunday. The group will be holding signs, handing out informational flyers and hoping to disrupt Chick-fil-A business that day to protest the recent revelation that the "Christian" owner actually holds a traditional "Biblical" view on marriage.
Taking a break from the Reconnecting McDowell project, The American Federation of Teachers is speaking out on behalf of all students in West Virginia. At issue are Easter Sunrise Serivces.
When CMT (Country Music Television) announced that they were filming a new reality show called "Logan Trailer Park" in which 6 West Virginia residents would be placed together in a trailer in Logan, WV; many residents figured that A. James Manchin was rolling around in his grave. Instead, the ghost of A. James Manchin is apparently back to work protesting the show.