Post # 17
Oooh these people. I just… *shakes head*
I’m an atheist and seeing people use someone I believe to be fictitious to do what these people do makes it even more baffling.
We had a discussion about this in my writing 122 class. Freedom of speech vs censorship. It’s so very grey and messy and hard for me to pick a side. No, these people should not exist and should not be heard IMO, but…if I take away someone’s freedom of speech because I don’t like it, then how do I deserve my freedom. It just makes me hurt.
Post # 18
You know… this hits home for me. My dad married into a family of “christians” who bear an uncanny resemblance to the zealot cult zombies of the Westboro Baptist Church. As a Christian myself, I am appauled by the hate and judgment. I know every religion has their extremists, but Westboro – they’re a monster all their own that cannot be classified.
Post # 19
I’m an atheist, but there’s a part of me that really really hopes I’m wrong and there’s a hell just for this guy.
I have a brother and sister-in-law who are like this. The last time I talked to him was when he called on my wedding day to tell me I was going to hell for marrying “that atheist”. I’m grateful it was just a phone call. It makes me sad, because I can’t stomach a conversation with him anymore (not even the weather).
Post # 20
@Mrs Sarah McK:
That is SO sad. I just don’t understand how people can’t see that this extremism/fundamentalism destroys more than builds! It NEVER does anything good. It never creates anything positive.
Post # 21
I’m still searching within myself on what I “believe” but I sure do agree with @Mrs Sarah McK:
and hope there is some kind of hell for those ppl. I feel so bad for their children that have no idea what they are being told is garbage until they are this poor girls age and they have to hurt from losing all her family.
Post # 22
@SweetRose2011: This about has me shaking. I am so sickened by this, and I have seen it on the news before. Do they honestly think God wanted them to speak such hurtful words to others? Does it not say in the bible to love thy neighbor? Where does it say to hate them, and treat them the way these people are treating even their own flesh and blood?
I HATE that they associate themselves as Baptist, because I AM. To me, when I see these people, I see lost souls who will be cast into the lake of fire because they are not spreading the word of God, they are causing people to flee from the word of God. Who would want to believe when you see such hate, and hurtful things being said? To throw your own daughter out, and teach her siblings to treat her so disrespectfully, how shameful. There’s a special place in hell for people like them. Wouldn’t they be called false prophets or something like that?
Post # 23
That is heartwrenching- and disgusting, Im sorry. To completely cast out your child like this, and to deny any rationality or reason in doing so…just totally callous and heartless.
I would never do that to my child- no way, no how.
Post # 24
My mother is a Jehovah’s Witness and even she is there for me. (If I had ever been baptized..it may be a different story. but she knows in her heart I’m never coming back)
You should know your views on the world might be a little bit wonky if your insanity makes another extremist group look sane.
Post # 25
lol thats one way of putting it !
Jeez…apparently they even protest at soldiers funerals and some of those signs just make me want to go hulksmash on someone.
At least the daughter seems to be growing up healthy and happier.
Post # 26
Speaking of the daughter, I love how she still seems to believe and have faith and even has come to forgive her parents. I think that says a lot about her!
Post # 27
The Westboro church actually protested our high school graduation because one of my classmates was recieving the Matthew Shephard Scholarship, which is a HUGE deal. Matthew’s mother even came to present the award herself. They had horrible signs like “God hates Fags” “God Hates LHS”. There was so many times my friend cried to me because he couldn’t understand why religion made people this way. And now they go after the funerals of the people who lost their lives protecting sick free speech like theirs? I promise you that if, God Forbid, anything would happen to my brother (he is a soldier), and they protested, I would go to jail because I would probably punch someone. I’m a Christian, and a devout one at that. I know that Jesus was about love and not hate. It’s people like these that give bad names to Christians.
Post # 28
Well, there is ONE less hate-filled douche bag in this world. A ten year old boy raised by a very prominent white supremacist shot his father in the head last week. You definitely reap what you sow. Violence begets violence, etc. And this is what happens when they try to indoctrinate children.
It’s child abuse, the same kind that goes on every day. Depressing to think about.
Post # 29
@Silentlove: I HATE that they associate themselves as Baptist, because I AM
I hate that they call themselves Christian, because I AM. They are like the the Osama bin Laden of the Christian world…they have completely bastardized the relgion. THIS is not what Christianity is.
They protested at a college football game I went to, with signs saying “God Hates Fags,” “Thank God for September 11th,” “Matthew Shepherd: Four* Years in Hell” (or however long it had been at the time, I forget the date of the game). I actually argued with them for a little while, told them that evil like happened on September 11th was NOT the work of God, it was the work of the Devil.
Their hatred makes me sick. The fact that they are endangering their children by bringing them to these protests makes me sicker. They should have their children taken away for that.
I am not their Judge, but I rather hope I will NOT be seeing them in Heaven.
Post # 30
Here’s a happier video. The good stuff starts 26 seconds in. I want to give this guy a big hug for being so awesome.
Post # 31
I love what that Mississippi town did to stop them in their tracks, it was hysterical!