Monday, May 17, 2010

God Hates Fags

I am assuming title made you read my post....Guess who will be at my church protesting our services on Sunday.....

Westboro Baptist Church!!! I was totally shocked when my pastor announced this at church on Sunday. I have heard about what they do, but never would have thought that my church would be on the radar. I then looked at their website and realized we were one of 3 stops they will make while in Nashville...but we are the only majority African American Congregation. Here is the reason listed on their website of why they are targeting our church:
Mount Zion Baptist Church 7594 Old Hickory Blvd WBC will picket the whorehouse masquerading as a church named Mount Zion Baptist Church. The mega-churches of this nation preach smooth lies for filthy lucre's sake. They know that in order to get the most behinds in the pews and the most money in the collection plate, they have to censor the Lord Jesus Christ's preaching about Hell. The truth is, the Lord Jesus Christ spent more time preaching about those bound for eternal damnation than salvation! Matthew 13:49-50 "So shall it be at the end of the world, the angels shall come forth and sever the wicked form among the just. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
When I read this....I was like really??? This is how they choose to describe my church?

I have begun to do my research on them now and begun to read about what they stand for and what they do at these protests. First thing that stood out that the church's website was pure hate. I do know I don't agree with their methods and that they stand for, and I really do not like the fact they do it in the name of wonder people have a jacked up view of Christianity when they see people like this.

Although I am working that day and will more than likely not have any interaction with them or even see them protest I truly pray for them. My pastor asked those with a "Peter" spirit to try not to cut off anybody's ear that day and I pray people listened. I say kill the protesters with kindness and love :-) I say give them doughnuts and water as they protest, I know they will get tired of walking and yelling in the hot sun.

Sunday will be interesting and I wonder what will come of it and how the news media will portray what happens that day. All I do know is that the God that I serve is a loving God and I choose to show love instead of hate.


LC said...

Wow! I agree with you, kill them with kindess and love. I will be praying for you and your church this week. 1 Peter 4:8

HD said...

That's cruel. Homophobia has officially reached dangerous new heights. We have to do better as a society. Much better.

jamila said...

WOW. so sad. these ppl forget that while they are damning others "the lord jesus christ", they swear to serve, would have clowned them just as he did the pharisees. i think it's really funny/sad that they are forgetting/overlooking the fact that jesus' dearest friends were once the heidi fleisses and bernard maddoffs of our society today.

Humbly Beautiful said...

Very good points and thanks for commenting everyone. They have just inspired to love more...even people who make it hard to.

No matter what your beliefs are I think people in America need to learn how to agree to disagree civilly.

Anonymous said...

I was brought up to believe God hates sin, but loves the sinner.

So the one who advocates,"God Hates Fags" actually believes that Jesus did not die on the cross for gays?

His mother was told to name Him Y'shua (in Hebrew) (The LORD is salvation), meaning He shall save the world (including all sinners who repent) from their sin.

Homosexuality is a sin just like stealing or murder, etc.