We’ve got a little bit of Orlando with us at GA

UUs wearing angel wings

During the first morning business session at the UU General Assembly in Columbus, OH the Reverend Jennifer Brooks announced that Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest our meeting on Friday afternoon. She informed the gathered attendees that UUs from Orlando were sending us some of the angel costumes that they used to block Westboro from disrupting the funerals for those killed in the Pulse shooting. She asked for volunteers to help assemble the angel wings.

I spent some time yesterday afternoon doing just that.

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After the angels were assembled and donned, they took tried them out lining up in the hallway while singing Sarah Dan Jones’ “Meditation on Breathing.”

I thought when I volunteered that I was going to be participating in a fairly simple, mechanical activity but it ended up being an incredibly moving experience.