Monday, August 2, 2010

Westboro May Have Friends?

This is the first of what figures to be several blog posts this evening. Today was what the military would call a "target rich environment." Although not necessarily in order of appearance, let's start off with good old Christian hate.

Warning!  If you do happen to go to the website linked below to look around, be sure to have a bath and/or shower running so you can quickly wash yourself of what you will see.  You will feel dirty afterward.

CNN is running a story about a non-denominational (because none would claim them?) church in Florida that is planning a Quran-burning event.  The church, The Dove World Outreach Center, may be just as vile as the good old Westboro Baptists.  In fact, today they held a No Homo Mayor protest at the city hall in Gainesville.  Their story starts with the following gem:
What is homosexuality? Detestable, indecent, wicked, offensive, perverted, shameful, unnatural, degrading, impure, futile, foolish, godless, dishonorable, a lie.
 These people are just vile, disgusting creatures.  I will give them, and Westboro, some credit.  They aren't hiding behind their hate with politically correct terminology either.  These folks proudly use words like fags, homos, and hate very openly.  It's much easier to see their hatred for what it is when they don't bother to hide behind anything.

4 comments:

  1. I assume you saw the post on your Friendly Atheist link that the National Association of Evangelicals came out with a statement again the Koran-burning event.

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  2. sorry, "against"

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  3. Yes. Good for them. They have manged to find one defensible moral stand. But, I don't see any condemnation of the protests against the building of the Manhattan Mosque. From their statement...

    "The NAE calls on its members to cultivate relationships of trust and respect with our neighbors of other faiths. God created human beings in his image, and therefore all should be treated with dignity and respect."

    Yes, "God created human beings...treated with dignity and respect." Unless you're gay.

    Hypocrites.

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  4. Yes, Karl, all Christians are hypocrites-no argument there. But your other statement is unsupported. Plenty of Christians believe AND witness that you treat all people with dignity and respect, regardless of sexual orientation or anything else. I'm also sure there are plenty of Christians that condemn the protests against the Manhattan Mosque. I think you could probably infer that many who condemn the burning of the Koran would also do so for that situation.

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