Westboro Protests at GBHS May Cause Traffic Problems

Westboro Baptist Church, the church group known for its anti-gay protests, is set to picket outside of Glen Burnie High School, possibly causing traffic delays.

Police issued a traffic warning in light of the announcement that Westboro Baptist Church, a group known for its anti-gay protests, would demonstrate outside on Tuesday afternoon.

The group plans to protest outside the school from 2-2:30 p.m., during the school's dismissal time.

To accommodate the protest and counterprotest launched by Glen Burnie area parents, police will close Kuethe Road from Ritchie Highway to Delaware Avenue from about 12:30-4 p.m, according to an alert from Anne Arundel County police. Foot traffic in and around the school complex and areas of the sidewalks also will be closed.

Police ask residents to avoid the area if possible to reduce delays. Residents who are directly impacted by the road closure and need to gain access to driveways are asked to bring identification and police will work to make accommodations.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact police at 410-222-6135.

Ashley Lynn Herre March 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM
There idiots no one can change how a person sees one another gay straight bi other wise we are all the same god wants peace on the earth these protesters apperiantly didn't read the bible shame ! :Ashley Herren
Glenda LaPere March 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM
who cares if there are gay kids or gay teachers are they bothing u? to each there own!! leave them alone!! God put them here for a reason!! so let them be
Tori Cowley March 13, 2012 at 01:13 PM
These protesters (in my eyes) are doing more damage then good. Think of the bullying that our peers (that are gay, bi whatever) go through everyday. Freedom of speech, i get it. but i think this is truly offensive and will cause more damage then good. Look at all the suicude n ow due to bullying. these people should be ashamed. and this is coming from someone who does believe in God but also, to each their own!!!!
jamie miller March 13, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I'm so proud of the comments here. :) thanks, everyone, for showing love and not hate. <3 -jamie
charles solomon March 13, 2012 at 05:20 PM
It is not right for people to judge or to go out and to stone people with words of hate calling themselves God's preacher or preachers ...God said in his word to witness and share the good news of his gospel ..not hate ...God Is the the true judge who will judge all at the great white throne judgement..that's what's wrong with the world today ...its so full of hate and not love...God said in his word that in the last days before Jesus returns that the love of many would wax cold ...people have become lovers of themselves and not of God ..going out killing or hating Gods people and claiming that there doing God's work not so ...God said in his word ...if my people would turn from their wicked ways and pray I will heal the land ..God loves the sinner ..he hates the sin ....what did God say ...in his word ..people perish because lack of knowledge....We need to read are bibles more and before you read ask God to give you his understanding and not your own ....God is always right and never wrong in his word ...God is calling his people and the world to repent ....Jesus is soon to come ...give your life to Him while you have the chance ...God Bless you all GBHS ...be safe my friend (DH) ...I'm praying for you ....God is with you Deacon Charles Solomon ....
susan March 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Wow..I just drove by there.my tax $'s r paying for dozens of police officers to be at GBHS instead of out fighting crime so closed mineded people can stand around w signs telling me its wrong to love my partner..
Tina March 13, 2012 at 06:23 PM
A true Christian would not judge another, and would know that GOD himself is our only judge. God created all of us to be who we are, who is someone to say different? I think they are out of line, and give Christianity a bad rap.
Robert March 13, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Gbhs has a lesbian principal and every year we hear another story about teachers having sex with students there. Thats why WB is in GB. Oh and I can tell there's a lot of gb graduates on here because they never know how to use "there their theyre"
Amanda March 13, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Everyone who uses "they're, their, and there" wrong MUST be homosexual! LET US FIGHT THEM, BRETHREN!
Lisa March 13, 2012 at 06:48 PM
People wonder why our country is continuously going down here faster than a roller coaster, it’s because of ignorant and closed-minded people like this who have nothing else better to do than throw their beliefs and hatred in front of people and to the young generation. Telling them that it’s okay to hate, it’s okay to judge, that it’s wrong to be gay, and wrong because people are different. People don’t choose their sexual orientation; people do not choose their skin tone, etc. Who cares if the principal is gay or not, but if he/she is a good educator then that’s what they should be commending.
Lisa March 13, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Apostle William E.Dutcher March 13, 2012 at 06:56 PM
People and groups do many things in the name of "christianity" that aren't christian. This group is not any different. Do you really think this is what JESUS would do? The answer is NO!!! This group seems to be motivated by hate and not love. Apostle William E.Dutcher
Taneania Booze March 13, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I have a child that attends GBH, and I don't think it's appropriate to protest in front of a high school. Regardless,these are underage students. If they want to protest, they should protest in front of the courthouse that passed the gay marriage bill. Protesting in front of a high school won't solve anything, so what's the point?
Tina March 13, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Amen! I totally agree.
Mimi March 13, 2012 at 07:21 PM
My granddaughter goes to GBHS and she's home today b/c of the protesters. Why? Because she didn't want to get into trouble today like she did yesterday. Walking with some friends they were discussing the protest & basically she said the school shouldn't be targeted b/c of the beliefs of others. I don't know how she said it or the exact words she used but she was targeted by some jerk teacher. She wasn't starting her own rally, she wasn't inciting a riot, she was stating an opinion to a group of her peers. But she was hauled into the B bldg office and made to sit there the entire day b/c the teacher said she had made inappropriate comments and he could suspend her for it. No calls home, no calls to her Administrator. No one knew where she was & she missed an entire day of classes. This protest did exactly what they wanted it to do, cause problems in and around the school. That was the point for these toxic closed minded parasites. They want confrontation, they thrive on attention and controversy any way they can get it or cause it. That's their work not God's.
Taneania Booze March 13, 2012 at 07:33 PM
I agree, and it's a shame that these students had to deal with this protest. They are there to get an education. Anything that's not related to their education is nonsense.
Chris Bruno March 13, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Does anyone know if these purple are staying in a hotel locally? If so, do you know which one? Email me, cmbruno25@gmail.com
Chris Bruno March 13, 2012 at 07:39 PM
People I mean.... Auto correct!
Airryn Martinez March 13, 2012 at 07:54 PM
there are more important issues in the world the worrying if some one is gay or lesbian, if you believe in god accept them as they are.
Andrew Craig March 13, 2012 at 08:38 PM
If you decide to take them out with lethal force, I will gladly donate $100 to your defense fund.
Andrew Craig March 13, 2012 at 08:39 PM
What 'good' are they doing, exactly?
john March 13, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Did anyone else read there homepage they were talking about, not just the gay population at GBHS but how everyone including the parent's are beastly mutants that deserve to be dealt with by the wrath of god. I mean really who says that.
Maya T. Prabhu March 14, 2012 at 02:24 AM
I've removed a comments for violating Patch Terms of Use banning profanity and offensive language. http://glenburnie.patch.com/terms Everyone, please keep it civil.


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