UPDATE: We’ve posted the letter to the Chief HERE.
UPDATE: The sitting Executive Director of the GLBT Center has posted the following message on Facebook. We contacted the OPD and they said that Westboro has not filed for a permit, but that this afternoon they had sent a letter to the Chief saying that they plan to come. They have to now apply for a permit and the person we spoke with said that they had not filed anything yet.
UPDATE: Westboro Baptist issued the following tweet on their @WBCSaysRepent account today at 11:21 a.m.: “Update! The warnings of Jesus Christ to be preached in Orlando this Saturday, 6/18/16.
According to a recent tweet by the Orlando Police Department, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church will not be coming to Orlando.
Rumors had surfaced earlier in the week that the group would be coming to protest at the funerals of the victims of the recent Pulse Orlando Shooting. The OPD requests that all counter protests be cancelled as they would place undue hardship on the police force at this time.
The OPD also said, “Should those plans change, Westboro will contact the affected law enforcement agencies before coming to CF.”
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