Friday, July 16, 2010 • 12:30 am
Ugh. Our friends at Westboro Baptist Church is in the news again. If you remember, I publicly (via my blog) asked them to leave Seattle and return to headquarters in Kansas.
But today, I read about how this very small “community” planned a 45 minute protest and rally at the San Diego Comic-Con. In their words:
If these people would spend even some of the energy that they spend on these comic books, reading the Bible, well no high hopes here. They have turned comic book characters into idols, and worship them they do!
Isaiah 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
It is time to put away the silly vanities and turn to God like you mean it. The destruction of this nation is imminent – so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry. [source]
Seriously, what’s the lesson that we can learn from the Westboro folks?
I’d love to hear both your real and/or FUNNY answers!
My thoughts: Read the rest of this entry »
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Monday, June 15, 2009 • 12:16 am
I really dislike these folks from Westboro Baptist Church – the folks behind the hideous website GodHatesFags.Com (I don’t even want to link it). Hate is way too strong of a word. And inappropriate in light of the sermon I preached this past Sunday about the sin of hatred. For the past two years, I’ve been teaching through the Book of Acts and while Paul had his issues and shortcomings, I spent some time talking about the “religious” folks that become the adversaries of Paul – that while they sought to defend their ideas of truth and proper doctrine, resorted to the ammunition of hate. Hate that leads them to plot murder.
I don’t care who you are. No matter your religious affiliation or allegiance (or lack thereof) or if you are a self-professing Christian:
If hate is your motivation, you are far from God. And you need to repent.
And while it may be easy to dismiss “hatred” to others, I would contend that ‘hatred’ can seep into all of our lives and impact our relationships – those far and even those in our inner circle of relationships.
Why am I talking about WBC and giving them press on my blog? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: bible, religion, seattle, fred phelps, westboro baptist church