I've probably done a post on this group of from Topeka, Kansas; but I'm doing another one. Every time I hear about, read about, or watch footage on the Westboro Baptists, I get so enraged. The stuff they do is beyond stupid. The doctrine they believe is quite primitive. It is so primitive that even like minded individuals that in terms of doctrine reject them. Even the Klu Klux Klan think what they do is wrong.
In the Bible, it says "love thy enemy." This is something I struggle with. Westboro Baptists are the enemy. They are blind to what they believe that they think what other people believe and is wrong. They go on the basis of freedom of speech and freedom to protest. That's all fine and well, but when does freedom of speech and freedom to protest become more than that? They use the law to their advantage to spew their rhetoric. Here is the irony, when someone protests or does something against them than it's a no-no and not acceptable. The hypocrisy of it all. It's all good in their world until you throw it back in their face.
Even if one of their own throws it back in their face, they will shun you and kick you out of the church. If you ask me, that would be more of a blessing than anything else. You are seriously screwed up in the head if you are involved in such a group. There are better ways to spend your time instead of promoting hate. I don't know about you, but as a Christian, I've always told to love one another (even though it's hard to do so towards everyone). But they can't even attempt to show love towards their fellow man. They would rather look for the negative and dwell on it. They are wasting their time spreading hate rather do good.
I don't even consider the Westboro Baptists Christians. They use the Bible in sick and twisted ways. They manipulate the scriptures to show hate whether it says it or not. They actually get joy out of saying that this natural disaster is God's wrath or some crap like that.
Even though I don't like the Westboro Baptists or even "hate" them per se, it's been said that we should pray for them. But praying for the enemy is something I struggle with. Hopefully one major event can help them see the errors of their ways that they change. Then again maybe not. But one can be hopeful!