January 12, 2011

WBC and Tuscon, Arizona

It seems as if the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has it's goals set on spreading their message, more hate. You may have heard about them before, protesting funerals... chanting and holding signs that says, "God hates (you name it)" According to their website, they plan on protesting in Tuscon, Arizona. Among the protests are the funeral for a child , a federal judge, the congresswoman who was shot, and a local high school in the area. The funerals are all victims of the recent tragedy there. I am glad to see a law put into place to limit this type of protest.

I searched for information about the group... and found an abundance of gay rights groups that are profiting from the opposition to WBC. But, I finally came across a site that sheds some light on the inner-workings of the group. The estranged son of it's founder calls the church/cult "an incubator of hate."  I think he said it just about the way it is. 

He details the account of how the a leader of the church/cult has lead people using the Bible in the name or "truth..." his own version of the truth. After reading his account, you can see how easy it is for Nate Phelps to reject God. Now father and son both reject the same God... just in different ways and for different reasons. No doubt that his father's "beliefs" have influenced his decision. 

Isn't that ironic?

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