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World's worst people

January 13, 2011 - Steve Murch
So the Westboro Baptist Church won't protest at today's funeral of Christina Taylor Green. Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah (sarcasm needs to be applied).

If evil disguised as good ever had a face, the members of the church would be the poster children. These people go to funerals and protest to promote their beliefs that people are being killed like Green, and more often military personnel, because God is punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuality.

Alpena almost had a brush with them several years ago when they were at the peak of their “popularity.” A soldier died out west in military exercises and there was talk the church members would be coming. Thankfully, they'd didn't show.

The church said members would be at the Friday funeral of federal Judge John Roll, who also was killed during the shooting rampage in Arizona where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically wounded. The Arizona Legislature passed a law Tuesday banning protests at funerals. It's sad that it even had to come to that.

Imagine burying a loved one who tragically and suddenly died and having to see protesters and signs targeting them and the federal government. Calling them disgusting is letting these people off lightly.

You hate homosexuality, you are entitled to do so. Don't judge. God is the final say in that. Your actions on earth is what you are being judged on. A church is supposed to be a leader in showing how to act toward your fellow humans, and protesting at a funeral isn't very Christian-like.

Is there an end in sight for this? Doubtful. Unless people protest the funerals of church members and they see it from the other side, then this group of “Christians” will keep on doing what they're doing. Even then they probably won't see what they are doing is wrong.

The First Amendment protects speech and assembly and I firmly believe that. But you would think a church would also find a way to follow the Bible.

Unfortunately, Westboro Baptist Church follows the First Amendment more than Matthew 7:12: ”So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”


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