ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
There is an earlier thread, this subject . . . .
But you are exactly correct.
Some nut job church group is out there protesting at GIs funerals about Gays, the Military, etc.
From the Source: The Rev. Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist in Kansas, contends that American soldiers are being killed in Iraq as vengeance from God for protecting a country that harbors gays. The church, which is not affiliated with a larger denomination, is made up mostly of Phelps' children, grandchildren and in-laws
Abhorable. . . .
They won't show up in ANC . . . and it WON'T be because of airfare . . . like a ferw A-Netters . . . they haven't the gut to show up where there might be - shall I say - "resistance" to their cause.
Vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2168 times:
I'm sorry, did I just get a post deleted from this thread? Maybe so, but would be my first, hence my confusion. Either way, I'll clean it up a bit.
They actually protested in Lexington, MA, which is a neighboring town of mine. To me, that's pretty much equivalent to them being on my own property. The suburbs of Boston where I live have their rivalries, but they're fairly small towns (under 30,000 generally), and I don't think anyone likes to see this kind of stuff around.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13197 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2127 times:
These people are not Christians in any way. Real Christians would be there in silence in support of the family for their loss of their soldier family member. Real Christians would encouage all people to reduce their oil use to hense reduce the need for our soldiers to be in the middle east to keep control of access to oil from there for the oil guzzling USA. It's too bad a couple hundred locals didn't turn out to outnumber these idiots and drown out their perverse protests.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
This so disgusting I almost can not believe. I am not very religious, but as I understand Christianity, God loves everybody. No matter what opinion you have about homosexuality, to say [quote]"Good hates fags"[end quote] is not Christian at all, they have no idea about the Christianity. They are so hypercritical criminals. If and when God hated somebody I think he would hate such people who tell this disgusting rubbish in his name.
Scamp From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2004 times:
Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 11): I'll be damned. So let me get this straight. I was led to believe that the teachings of religions are about peace and loving your fellow man. When in reallity it's about hate and being closed minded
Well, you were led to believe correctly. However, then you have clowns like this one and Robertson who come along and fuck up everything else for the rest of us. Makes me wish their father's had pulled out, or their mother's had swallowed.
We're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
It's easy to become enraged by these people, Cba, but you'll find it much more satisfying to laugh at them and write them off as being an inconsequential fluke of genetics. They're like a mosquito - annoying but ultimately pathetic.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
I speak for only myself as a gay man:
I was raised Christian. I was taught we are all sinners. I was also taught that by doing good works and helping others, whoever they may be, that would help plead my case when my time comes and God is judging me, and, if everyone takes part, would make this world a little more tolerable. I was also taught that God is the only one who can judge anyone. I was taught all 10 commandments are important but the greatest of them all is: Love Thy Neighbor as told in the parable of the good Samaritan.
I wonder if Fred Phelps and his followers have ever read the Bible.
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
I read this a couple days ago and I think its total bullshit. These fundamental Christians are on the same level as the fundamental Muslim extremists that execute terrorist attacks. What they are doing is totally wrong and I wish a few of us A-Netters could attend one of their events so we could give them a piece of our minds. Sadly it doesent surprise me that Phelps affiliates himself with the Baptist faith.
I am Methodist and I have never been taught hate and bigotry. We teach love, tolerance, and unity. I know some Christian extremists tell me I am going to Hell for being Methodist. Sad.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1837 times:
Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 20): If only you would realize the same thing about Lew Rockwell
That's a bunch of BS. You don't even read Lew Rockwell's writings, or those of his 150 contributers. How would you know? Typical bandwagon basher.
Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 22): These fundamental Christians are on the same level as the fundamental Muslim extremists that execute terrorist attacks.
You know very well that he and his followers are not Christian fundamentalists. They're nuts who abuse the Christian faith to pursue their own ends. They will get their just reward when they die. You know that real Christians couldn't manage to do the horrible things that they do.