For years, the Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church have preached a message of intolerance and hatred, aimed at homosexuals. This compelling documentary shines a spotlight on Phelps and his followers, widely condemned as a hate group. K. Ryan Jones's debut takes a hard look a church that claims that everything from the poor economy to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks can be tied to God's wrath over so-called sexual deviance.
now on the exact opposite note i listened to this american life's story about reverend carlton pearson called heretics. a story about how god spoke to him and he is now preaching about inclusion. you should totally listen to it. actually do both, watch the documentary about completely hateful people telling people "god hates you" and listen to reverend pearson saying man is creating hell on earth.
in the documentary someone said that this isn't a city's problem or a states problem or a country's problem. this is a serious world wide problem. i was looking on their web site (www.godhatesfags.com) and looking at their picketing schedule. they picket soldiers who died in iraq's funerals. they are going to picket miss. kansas beauty pagent. they are of course going to picket obama's coronation and while in DC they are picketing many embassys including the UK, Kenya, Australia (they hate heath ledger), the vatican, france, canada, ireland, switzerland, israel, italy. they say obama is the anti-christ. their message is "GOD HATES YOU". I am not kidding.
i feel called to do something about it.
to be honest i thought about killing that whole stupid evil family when watching that movie, but another pastor said that really just feeds their hate, when you give them hate right back. i think i might just start sending them post cards with the hundreds of bible versus they are not paying attention to.
1 john 4:8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
proverbs 17:9Whoever forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever keeps bringing up the issue separates the closest of friends.
1 peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
leviticus 19:17-18Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt.
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you
1 john 3:18Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 john 4:18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
proverbs 10:12Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
mark 12:31The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
you see where i'm going. there are a many many many versus talking about loving thy neighbor as themselves. god is love. jesus did not preach hate and it's scary. they say they are the mouth of god.
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