The campus of the University of California at Davis will also be a location for protests by the Westboro Baptist Church.
The group’s main purpose for visiting Sacramento is to protest the California Musical Theatre’s performance of the Broadway musical “Rent” at the Sacramento Community Theatre on February 5th. The show is scheduled to be in Sacramento from February 3rd to 7th. “Rent” deals with several themes, including homosexuality and the AIDS epidemic.
Assemblyman Craig DeLuz plans on holding a counter-demonstration against the Westboro Baptist Church Saturday in the form of prayer on the day of the Jewish Sabath.
“I strongly encourage Mr. Phelps and his supporters to find someplace else to peddle their particular brand of hatred and bigotry,” Assemblyman DeLuz wrote in an e-mail to supporters. “There is no place in our state for these actions.”