Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Westboro Baptist's Antics - Part 1

Before I start, one must remember that a blog is just that, one of opinion. This blog post wasn't just posted out of opinion, but has researched areas in there together with links. I have also asked questions. That being said, there will be five parts to this post.

I've been watching the antics of Westboro Baptist since around 1993. I thought their godhatesfags.com site was going to be a short-lived fad site and would burn out in a short time. Guess not. A lot of what they've done amounts to hate, according to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Are they also a cult? Some anti-cult people say yes.

But picketing soldiers who died in wars and young kids who were innocently shot? Just WHAT does this have to do with homosexuality, 9/11, and/or terrorism? Just what gives these people the right to be so overly judgmental?

In the ChildCare Action Project (CAP): Christian Analysis of American Culture page titled Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged!, it says in one paragraph:
"Yes, we do have the right and the authority to judge the behavior of others as long as we honor and obey His Word in doing so."
But picketing like this with these signs? John 7:24 says "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." They're no judges. Neither are they doing it in His honor.

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