I am pretty blown away right now! I just stumbled upon some pretty disturbing websites belonging to Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church. I understand this is a very small, select group of people that are terribly misrepresenting God, Christianity and pretty much anything and everything that has to do with both of the two, but i can’t helped but feel deeply disturbed. At first i actually thought it was a joke, but the more i read the more i realised that these people are for real! If you are in the mood for some heavy reading visit one of their websites. The one that i first stumbled upon was God Hates America. They say that God Hates America, Americans will end up eating their babies, they pray for more dead U.S. soldiers, they will not pray for America, “Fags” and all “Fag enablers” are going straight to hell, Obama is the Antichrist, God doesn’t love everyone, and on and on with all kinds of other hate. And judging by their contact page they are not looking into hearing any other views. Here’s a taste from their contact page:

“We are not really interested in a dialogue with you demon-posessed perverts. We are not out to change your minds, win your soul to Jesus, agree to disagree, find common ground upon which to build a meaningful long-term relationship, or any other of your euphemisms for compromising in our stance on the Word of God. If your question is answered in the FAQ, don’t expect a reply. If your question is already answered in one of our blogs, don’t expect a response. If your message is a tirade of childish nonsense or full of profanity, don’t expect that your message will even be read. For those of you who do get a reply, if you don’t like what we have to say, deal with it. We aren’t here to make you happy, we’re here to deliver a message.
Oh, and Pastor Phelps doesn’t do email. If one of us thinks that your message was unique or interesting enough to pass on to him, he’ll get it, but since less than .01% of all messages received fit that category, don’t expect him to see, much less respond to your drivel.
Thanks for writing!”



3 Responses to OH WOW!

  1. Sonya says:

    Blimey!! (And that’s expressing it lightly – I came up with several other words to use here but will refrain!!)
    I’m blown away too – so much for the gospel message hey? Love…service…caring for humanity…God desiring all to come to know him… discipleship… Oh yes…that all famous one “God is love”… God sending his son into the world because he loved it so much…
    Very disturbing?!

  2. Sonya says:

    Oh yes…the bit that got me the most (as in…that just says it all) was seeing on their home page the title “LOVE CRUSADES” with someone holding a banner saying “God HATES the USA” – Hmm…How loving?!

  3. Sonya says:

    The Home Secretary here has actually just excluded (19th Feb 09) both Fred Phelps and his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper from the UK… Saying…”Both these individuals have engaged in unacceptable behaviour by inciting hatred against a number of communities.”
    They were to come to protest outside some youth production about the death of gay university student Matthew Shepard who was killed in Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998.
    I believe any others connected with Westboro Baptist will also be refused entry!!
    Article here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5767077.ece

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