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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The Westboro Baptist Curch insist on free speech. Is it?
The Supreme Court justice is questioning whether the Westboro Baptist Church has right under the first amendment to protest at military funerals. The Westboro church which is headed up by Fred Phelps has been doing this for years, it is a very small church which consists mostly of family members. Do they have or should they have the right to protest under the first amendment? Many say yes, the freedom of speech is protected under the constitution of the United States. Personally I believe that these protests against our fallen heros and homosexuals are nothing more than hate speech under the banner of Christianity. It is pure hate and to call them Christians who are supposedly doing the will God is incomprehensible. I am a Christian and follower of Jesus Christ, and nowhere in His teaching or anywhere in the Bible can I find God condoning these actions committed by the Westboro Baptist Church. Yes, the Bible teaches that homosexuality is not natural and is an abomination in the eyes of God, but so are all other sexual behaviors outside of marriage, fornication, adultery, pornography etc. That does not give anyone the right to condemn people and telling them that God hates them. God does not hate them, he wants them to change their ways and turn to Christ for forgiveness and a new transformed life in Him. It is never too late to turn and call upon Him. The Bible clearly teaches that He does not want anybody to perish but to come to the truth and have everlasting life. Jesus did not come to condemn the world but to save, He did not pick up signs and protest and condemn people to hell as these so called Christians do. He had compassion on the sinners, just read about the adulteress woman in the gospel of John chapter 8. Since these Westboro Baptists think that they have the right to free speech, I will use that same freedom and say that they are not Christians, they do not know the Lord Jesus and they are of the spirit of Antichrist. And God who will judge the world at the end of the age, will judge Fred Phelps and his family members of this cult even more severally because they have done these despicable things in the name of Jesus Christ. Shame on them for misrepresenting the Lord Jesus as a hater, the Bible teaches the opposite. Christians are to be a shinning light unto the unbelieving world so that the unbelieving world would be drawn to the love of God and repent from their deeds, we are suppose to do it in love not hate. In time justice will be done and I hope pray that the members of the Westboro Church would turn from their terrible errors and repent before it is too late for them and they receive what they preach.