The Westboro Baptist Church was established in 1955 by Pastor Fred Phelps in Topeka, Kansas. The WBC is arguably the most extreme denomination of Christianity, preaching against all forms of sin including fornification, adultery, sodomy, and much more.
We display large, colorful signs containing Bible words and sentiments, including: GOD HATES FAGS, FAGS HATE GOD, AIDS CURES FAGS, THANK GOD FOR AIDS, FAGS BURN IN HELL, GOD IS NOT MOCKED, FAGS ARE NATURE FREAKS, GOD GAVE FAGS UP, NO SPECIAL LAWS FOR FAGS, FAGS DOOM NATIONS, THANK GOD FOR DEAD SOLDIERS, FAG TROOPS, GOD BLEW UP THE TROOPS, GOD HATES AMERICA, AMERICA IS DOOMED, THE WORLD IS DOOMED, etc.
Westboro Baptist Church Official Website
We’ve all heard of this extreme opposing viewpoint on the LGBT community. First off, I’m a firm supporter of the gay community. I believe everybody has an equal right to marry who they love. After all, isn’t that what makes the world go ‘round? But I was also brought up in a very Christian family. My family would go to church every Sunday since I was very young and it was also taught that homosexuality is a sin.
For those of you who watch the news, there are extremists who picket and protest at U.S soldier’s funerals. These are soldiers who risk their lives for this country, leaving their friends and family at home, for honor to the United States.
The Westboro Baptist Church is notorious for partaking in picketing at funerals of homosexuals, Jews, and basically anybody else who isn’t a heterosexual Christian. Their pickets say, “Thank God for 911”, “Thank God for AIDS”, Thank God for Dead Soldiers”; these harsh words however, do not let them empathize for the people who just passed. They justify themselves with the word of God.
Leviticus 18:22 says, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them…And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.” Leviticus 20:13, 23.
“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 7.
On their website, it’s interesting to browse around and read why they believe what they believe. They say they picket funerals to warn people who are living that if they do not repent, they will “likewise perish”. They also say that God doesn’t hate you because your homosexual, but you are homosexual because God hates you. So are you saying there’s no hope to redeem oneself?
Recently, during Mitt Romney’s campaign trail, we have seen him openly advocate on how great of a nation we live. Specifically, there was mention about how our nation is unique in the sense that we value free speech and innovation – such as a protest from the Westboro Baptist Church. We don’t believe that Romney is siding with WBC, however his story of the grieving widow can send a confusing message on what he does believe on the Westboro Baptist Church. Check out the clip below during his radio interview on his religion in respect to abortion. The clip may lend its way to help you this election. Do you want this as your leader? Economy set aside, how much do you agree with his social policies he wants to put into place?
“She was asked what do you think of that and this is the quote she said this, ‘Chris died for them to be able to protest,'” Romney said at a rally last weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. “This is quite a nation we live in. There are some extraordinary people.”