Anti-Gay Church Protests at GI Funerals

What a way to start my Sunday... so it is 7:20am. I am sitting at my desk drinking my orange juice, reading the online news before I head out for early service at my church Metropolitan Baptist. And the second headline I get is Anti-Gay Church Protests at GI Funerals.

Members of a Westboro Baptist in Kansas say God is punishing American soldiers for defending a country that harbors gays, and they brought their anti-gay message to the funerals Saturday of two Tennessee soldiers killed in Iraq. The Rev. Fred Phelps, founder of the church, which is not affiliated with a larger denomination, is made up mostly of Phelps' children, grandchildren and in-laws. The church members carried signs and shouted things such as "God hates fags" and "God hates you."

Are you serious? God hates? I grew up in the church and in my twenty-something years, I have never once heard the phrase, 'God hates..' in reference to anyone. God is love.

After reading about the actions members of this Westboro church have taken, it makes me wonder if this is a case of inbreeding or just plain stupidity. While I totally disagree with the war, I feel protesting a soldier's funeral should be considered treason, especially since they may have been there against their will. But then again you just got to love that damn 1st Amendment.


fratman1906 said...

We are warned about false prophets in Jeremiah 14:14 - Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds."

I hope the families of the GI's will look toward a higher spiritual power and find comfort and peace. Shem hotep!

grayse said...

OMH this makes me SICK. People are entitled to their opinions as ignint as they may be, but there is a time for everything and a soldier's funeral is NOT it.
What assholes!!!!
God is love. Thats the truth!

Jamal K. Franklin said...

Hmmm...interesting point of view those people have. Thanks for keeping us updated!

Coming Into Reality,

The Captain said...

I'm sorry to break it to you this way, but yes God do hate somethings.....rather it is gays or not, the bible records things God does not accept.