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> wrote:
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 to
keep it non-partisan and try to give them a chance to display themselves as
they see themselves, not just repeat the tired mantras of "omg evil
Christian hatemongers" in the media - without giving them a platform to spew
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 legitimate,
or could be legitimate if approached a different way, or just all criticism
of their church is evil and ignorant.
I'd welcome ideas for questions in the next 2-3 days from anybody interested
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 see
it - even if copyrighted, to see if I can't convince the photographer to
release rights so we can use it.
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