Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Westboro Baptist Church will picket LDS President Hinckley's funeral

Members of the Topeka, Kan., Westboro Baptist Church have picketed several military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality. The group issued a press release Monday saying members will picket LDS President Hinckley's funeral.

Well, isn't that mighty Christian of them.

What has the world come to? Evil is just evil, intolerance is intolerance, stupidity is stupidity no matter what religious cloak it wraps itself in. I personally don't care if you are Muslim, Catholic, Buddhist, Mormon, Agnostic, etc. What matters is how you treat others, and how you treat yourself. It's that simple. I feel sorry for the people that feel like they have to picket a funeral for a 97 year old man.

This is the group that wants to picket Heath Ledger's funeral too.

Pathetic is the only word I can come up with. Simply pathetic.

This is the post on their website:

02/02/2008 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Salt Lake City,

UT LDS Conference Center 60 W. North Temple

This is for the funeral of LDS president Gordon B. Hinckley. This Mormon fool preaches lies, and he is in Hell, lifting his eyes in torments. He taught that God was a liar about His covenant between one man, one woman, one lifetime: Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Jesus Christ said, that "if you love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15). The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is not about the business of "proselytizing" or causing people to "come to Christ." Man doesn't have the prerogative- That is GOD'S (John 6:44). Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees [Mormons], hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. See, particularly "Fag Church," "Your Pastor is a Whore," "Billy is a Lying Whore," and "Pope in Hell." This false prophet is no different from the Billy Graham or the Pope. They are all different heads on the same monster: False Religous Systems (aka the "Great Whore of Babylon", see Revelation 17). God hates the Whorehouse called the "Church of Latter-Day Saints!" America is Doomed! Amen.

Neil Peart sums these people up much more eloquently than I ever could.

"Witch Hunt" - Rush

The night is black, without a moon.
The air is thick and still.
The vigilantes gather on
The lonely torchlit hill.

Features distorted in the flickering light,
Faces are twisted and grotesque.
Silent and stern in the sweltering night,
The mob moves like demons possesed.
Quiet in conscience, calm in their right,
Confident their ways are best.

The righteous rise
With burning eyes
Of hatred and ill-will.
Madmen fed on fear and lies
To beat and burn and kill.

They say there are strangers who threaten us,
Our immigrants and infidels.
They say there is strangeness to danger us
In our theatres and bookstore shelves,
That those who know whats best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves.

Quick to judge,
Quick to anger,
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand.


Macotar said...

first I believe that the Westboro Baptist Church are to Baptists, what suicide bombers are to Islam. An aberration.

I have heard many people say "just ignore them, if you confront them you will just give them what they want" While this is true, It would be nice to infuriate them. So here is what I think would work.

Get another group of people with permit to demonstrate at the same location. Make sure you have many people. Surround the group of Westboro faithful and as soon as they start doing anything, just laugh at them. Whatever thing they do next, just keep on laughing, do not respect them with intelligent conversation and do not confront them directly, just keep on laughing and mocking. You will simultaneously keep them from press coverage as well as visibly show them that they aren't being taken seriously.

Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

I was raised a Baptist and I was very embarassed to hear they would picket a man's funeral. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I was brought up in a Baptist home, had a great childhood. Good parents I was so saddened to hear Baptists would picket a man's funeral, how morbid and rude. May he be in Heaven with the Lord of Lords Jesus Christ.

Scoops Mangum said...

I have nothing at all against Baptists, I just wanted to make sure that was clear. We are all in this together and a few bad apples don't ruin the rest of us. Thanks for the nice posts!