The Unholy Hatred of the Westboro Baptist Church

I remember the first time I ever saw any of the Westboro Baptist Church. It was many years ago and I can't remember where it was but I saw a bunch of people at a distance holding up day glow colored signs that said, "GOD HATES FAGS" and "THANK GOD FOR DEAD SOLDIERS."

When you travel as much as I do, you see some pretty strange sights and tend to catalogue such things as the antics of a bunch of local kooks out to grab some headlines.

Well, the part about the headlines is true at least, but unfortunately these despicable sleaze balls are anything but local. They travel all around this nation leaving rage and pain in their wake, all the time claiming to be doing a service to God and assigning everybody but the ones in their motley group to hell.

Their faces are twisted with hate and the evil vitriolic poison level is so high in their blood that they can't even carry on a rational conversation.

When someone tries to engage them it seems all they're capable of saying is, "You're going to burn in hell", which is a pretty limited vocabulary, even for these narrow minded numbskulls.

Evidently they've invented their own "God," because the one they claim to serve has no resemblance to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Their "God" can't be the same one about which the Holy Scriptures say, "God is love" or the one who said that though our sins be crimson He would forgive us and make us as white as snow, or the one who forgave King David after he stole a man's wife and had the man killed in battle.

Certainly He can't be the same one about which Jesus said, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

That can't be the same "God" who "hates fags" and condones the protesting of the funerals of America's heroes or is represented by signs that inform the gentle Amish parents of brutally murdered children, "YOUR DAUGHTERS WERE WHORES AND ARE BURNING IN HELL" or allow words like '"THANK GOD FOR CANCER" to be uttered in His name.

Recently they protested at the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards, claiming that she went against God's will by having two more children after she lost her son in a car crash in 1996.

No, this can't be the same "God". The God of the Westboro Baptist Church is a God of evil and hurt, a God who contradicts the teachings of the Holy Bible, a God who has no love for anybody except the members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a God who condones the works of evil and hate.

No, these people have evidently invented their own "God" and made him out to be whatever fits their twisted purposes.

Anybody who thinks that the founders of our country ever meant for our constitutional rights to protect demented people going around disrupting the last rites of human beings and insulting suffering family members is wrong, really wrong.

The Westboro Baptist Church is not a place of salvation, it is a temple of hate and they are not immortal. They're just as susceptible to cancer and other disease as anybody else and as a cancer survivor I can guarantee you that if one of their hard hating members ever has a doctor tell them that they have a cancer in their body, the last thing on their minds will be…

Thank God for cancer.