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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Kansas Group Still Spewing Hatred

It has been a while since I've posted about the group who gained their fame by protesting at funerals of fallen hero military personnel here, here, here, here, and here.

Many times, it's better to ignore certain elements of society, but as a Christian leader, I feel it is important to point out when people falsely use Christianity to further their disgusting behavior, and this group (who I will refuse from this point forward to refer to as a church) qualifies at that.

Many of you know that actor Heath Ledger passed away earlier this week of an apparent overdose. Personally, I know very little of this actor from Australia. I know that my wife and two daughters all reacted with shock and sadness as they are the movoe buffs in the family.

What, might you say, does Heath Ledger have to do with the Westboro people? Well in their "infinite wisdom" this group of biggoted, hate-spewing people are going to protest the memorial service for Ledger, because he "played" a homosexual character in the movie "Brokeback Mountain".

Now before anyone decides that this Conservative Minister is promoting the homosexual lifestyle, let me stop you right there - I believe that the act of sexual relations between people of the same sex is a sin! I did not promote the movie Brokeback Mountain or even watch it. I believe exactly what the scriptures say about ALL sexual perversion, not just homosexuality.

That said, I also believe this scripture from the Book of John in Chapter 8

John 8 (NIV)

1But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" 6They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." 8Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

9At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"

11"No one, sir," she said.
"Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

Just who do these people from Kansas think they are??? They (and you and I) are just like the Pharisees Jesus was talking to here and could not stand up to this test given by Jesus.

And then they take things so far as to post signs like these at their website and at their protests. This shows nothing of the love and forgiveness that my Savior showed when He died on that Cross at Calvary!

We need to pray for these specific folks from Kansas, they are going to have some serious explaining to do on judgement day when Jesus bends down and starts writing on the ground with His finger!


Also, my good friend Spree at Wake up America recently posted an outstanding piece at her place.

Westboro Baptist Church: God Hates Marines

Hat tip to Jay at Stop the ACLU.

The following is part of that post, but you really need to click on the link and go read the entire story:

According to their recently released flyer, they are planning another event on Saturday, January 19, 2008.

The wonderful, spit-and-polish Marine is over eight months pregnant and she says another wonderful Marine raped her, and now on the eve of his court martial where she is the star witness against him, she turns up dead, and he is a fugitive from justice.

Wonderful. The few. The proud. Based on our extensive experience with Marines for over a decade, we can testify that these are typical Marines. WBC will picket the filthy, lawless Marine Corps - at noon next Sat., Jan. 19 - at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; in religious protest and warning: “Be not “‘deceived; God is not mocked.” Gal. 6:7. God Hates Fags! & FagEnablers.

Ergo, God hates the Marines.

The death of the female pregnant marine, that the Westboro flyer is referring to has been in the news recently after Cpl. Cesar Laurean was accused of raping Cpl. Maria Lauterbach.

Laurean is wanted for the murder of Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, whose charred remains were found in Laurean's backyard of his home in Jacksonville over the weekend.

All previous pieces done on Westboro Baptist Church at Wake up America can be found on one page here.