Westboro Baptist Church

2 years, 4 months ago

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/westboro-baptist-church

These people are a Homosexual hating group who, if I have read correctly, have been around for quite a while. Although I do not know much of their previous activity from recently, from what I have read they are a group which use The Bible or God as an excuse. According to that article, they are saying that it was Obama’s fault that the shooting occurred (it was a punishment from God,) and that they will praise the execution site for the “glory of his work.”

I am neither a religious nor political person. I tend to stray away from reading about groups such as these and their idiotic reasons to justify their acts. However, after reading a few sections from “Conversations With God,” and reading the article posted on this site about someones conversation with God at a coffee shop, I cannot put my head around why these people think that the concept of gay marriage is so horrific. Why do they assume that God hates them? If God gave the people free will to do as the please, then people should be given that privilege. If God truly despised gay marriage as the groups makes it seem, then why did he give us the option to have gay marriage?

Furthermore, why is it that people feel the need to express their deepest hate about others beliefs that do not harm anybody. Why do the people feel a need to hate. Must hate be the main passion that drives us? Of course people need a way to convince and persuade people into their hatred, thus using a reason such as God to convince them, for who would deny the words of a/the deity.

My question is, how can a person, like you or me, become so ignorant, so foul, to believe that this was an act of righteousness?

December 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

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Profile photo of Clovers Clovers (@clovers) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

These guys have come to my town, and I attended the rally that literally ran them out of town (the police had to escort them out of the area for their own safety). I feel there are 2 very important things to remember when it comes to them:

1. It is unlikely that they actually believe their own rhetoric. Their children might, but I don’t think the church leaders do. It is important to remember that the Phelps’ are (or, were) high profile lawyers. They intentionally antagonize the country in the most outrageous ways possible, hoping that somebody will lose their cool and punch them. They then sue the crap out of those people. It’s how their church turns a profit. It’s nothing more but a charade.

2. We need to let them keep doing it. If we compromise their freedom to participate in the market place of idea’s we compromise ALL of our freedoms. As long as they stay on public property or their own property, we must not infringe upon them. The ring of people around the funeral is the best way to handle it. Just block them out, let the funeral go on uninterrupted, and ignore them.

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