Wednesday, October 31, 2007

i want to cuss... alot...

I just haven't had time to blog lately, but this really made me mad. A church in Kansas believes God is mad at America for being tolerant of homosexuals and He's pouring out His wrath on us. They are choosing to express this belief by picketing at funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan holding signs that say stuff like 'God hates fags' and 'Thank God for dead soldiers'.

I can't believe it.

The bride and body of Christ... how can anyone read the Bible and think this is what Jesus meant? Is this what He meant when He said, 'Let your light shine before men so they may see your beautiful deeds and glorify your Father in heaven'?

4 Comments:

At October 31, 2007 10:09 PM, Blogger Bernie said...

I've been sad about this group for years, and I'm glad that someone is finally trying to hold them accountable for the ways in which they are hurting families.

 
At November 01, 2007 8:40 AM, Blogger Chris said...

I was visiting some friends in Iowa about 10 years ago when their church college group asked them (they were deacons in the church) for money to bring in a singing group from Kansas. Guess what, the group was from Westboro Baptist, so we went to the church's website to check them out..which sent us straight to www.godhatesfags.com. The deacons said no, even thought the singing group didn't have anything to do with the nefarious "ministries" of Westboto, but that's when I learned about these jokers.
Jesus talked directly about this kind of stuff (I think of Matt 23:15). The best we can respond is to humbly try to be light of the world (and maybe not be sons of hell). For every Fred Phelps in the media, there are 10 Jeff Ramseys not in the media, trying to bring Godly leadership to their communities.
Hope you're doing well.
-Chris

 
At November 01, 2007 2:48 PM, Blogger Meg said...

This has me outraged as well.

The things that man was quoted saying aren't even logical.. I can't imagine people actually supporting these ideals.


The group reminds me of Rob Bell's bullhorn nooma video, and also reminds me of some concept projects we have in school. The instructor gives a broad but clear concept that we need to portray and often one (or more) of my classmates not only totally misses the concept and runs in another direction with it, but ALSO the design is absolutely awful.
Seriously how much worse does it get?

I try to picture myself in the situation of the family of the son who was killed (unfortunately something that crosses my mind frequently for Andrew and his Dad in Afghanistan) and really can't even come to terms with it. I would probably lose it.

 
At November 11, 2007 9:52 PM, Anonymous Dave said...

The good news about Westboro is that the church consists almost exclusively of one extended family. Maybe it's more bearable to that it's not that there is a church like this, but that there is a family this dysfunctional in their faith.

 

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