Saturday, July 17, 2010

God Hates Fags (If Fag was Codeword for Bigot)

I've been watching a documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous family-turned-congregation when a lawyer was disbarred for his unethical practices he then became hellbent on preaching about God's wrath. Since then he has gone from preaching a message of hate towards non-heterosexuals to preaching a message of hate to America as whole for enabling the homosexuals to live in sin. To this I say, "Duh, thousands died so the homosexuals could have a safe place to live." Of course, when I say safe, I only mean that they cannot be legally lynched, harassed, or murdered. They can still be told their sinners and that they're going to hell, as those kinds of comments are protected under the Constitution.

I find myself at a crossroads which diverge to two very different paths with distinct consequences on either side. I could align myself with such extreme views such as those of Fred Phelps and his church, or I could align myself with the polar opposite side of the spectrum where one sect of the Presbyterian Church is fully endorsing homosexuality and wanting to change the definition of marriage to something akin to being between, "two people."

Or I could stick my middle finger out to both sides like the little rebel I am and say, "Forget that, I make my own way!" The problem with Fred Phelps and the anti-faggotry message that he preaches is that it denies the fact that God accepts people where they're at with the desire that they would perfect themselves in Christ. The Bible does make it clear that homosexuality is an abomination in God's eyes, now does that mean you'll find me standing on a street corner carrying a sign that says, "God hates fags" I'll be damned if I do! I am not Jesus, I cannot save anyone from their own destructive lifestyles. I can only show them the love of Jesus Christ and pray that the Holy Spirit would bring about conviction unto repentance in their life. Therefore, while I do not endorse homosexuality, I am not going to turn my spiritual beliefs into causation for a witch-hunt that will only push those I'm trying to reach with the message of Jesus Christ.

In the eyes of Fred Phelps and his church, I am probably be going to hell, and to that I say this, "Great, I'll see you there, faggots!"

Until next time,
De Facto

5 comments:

  1. And the other thing that they ignore is that while the bible does say that homosexuality is an abomination, it also says that shellfish are and so is mildew in your house. You can't go hard line on only one thing and ignore everything else.

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  2. This is true, however homosexuality is condemned in both the First Testament and the New Testament. Therefore there can be no doubt in my mind that God does in fact consider homosexuality to be an abomination. There is also no doubt in my mind that if God wanted me to hate homosexuals such as Fred Phelps and his "church" does, that He would explicitly said to.

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  3. I know, just that they tend to only trot the Leviticus 18:22 verse out when they argue their point. Not saying that it doesn't get beaten in other places but if that's the only evidence that they use then they need to think about the way that they read the rest of the source.

    I do agree with this one wholeheartedly, I just wish that people wouldn't only use that one rather than using more sources.

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  4. I completely agree, as this has also been my frustration when people preach to me about tattoos and piercings. I suppose that I should only wear clothing made of one material and not mixed fabric or use synthetics.

    I totally see your point there. Again, legalism can get you into such trouble that it gets to the point of absolute absurdity.

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  5. The tattoo argument I love. Revelation 19:16. Jesus had a tattoo.

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