I have to agree with that one. Good luck.
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 6:02 PM, bawolff
> Didn't know who they were so I looked them up on wikipedia... The
> people who protest funerals of gay people...
> Sounds like a promising interview, good luck, but be careful, as I
> would be very surprised if they did not try to turn it into a
> "platform to spew a personal agenda" as you put it.
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 5:10 PM, <joshua.ainslie(a)wikinewsie.org
> > Just a heads up to everybody,
my interview with Westboro Baptist was
> > confirmed today - so I'll be doing a Wikinews interview with them. I want
> > keep it non-partisan and try to give them a chance to display themselves
> > they see themselves, not just repeat the tired mantras of "omg evil
> > Christian hatemongers" in the media - without giving them a platform to
> > a personal agenda. I've got a rough list of questions I want to cover,
> > mostly dealing with how they see/accept/ignore the rampant criticism of
> > their church - and whether they believe that such protests are
> > or could be legitimate if approached a different way, or just all
> > of their church is evil and ignorant.
> > I'd welcome ideas for questions in the next 2-3 days from anybody
> > in helping determine the shape of this interview. Also, I know the church
> > relinquishes copyright on most of their own images - but if you know a
> > strong, powerful image of the group (from any perspective), I'd love to
> > it - even if copyrighted, to see if I can't convince the photographer to
> > release rights so we can use it.
> > Sherurcij.
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