Amen, sister!! I have never encountered anything within what I've been taught to hate someone due to their sexual orientation.<quoted text>
Most likely not, but still an excellent idea and I'm willing to purchase the bat. Any other takers?
But aside from that, if you remember back, Reader claimed to be a grand Christian and attended a church lead by a Christian pastor that approved homosexuality. That was as impossible then and it is now. For any Christian religious leader to condone homosexuality would be equal to them condoning adultrey. A blantant disregard for the scripture. More of reader's fairy tales. Beware the false phophet.
I have both gay family members and friends. I do not hold them in any distain. I could care less about anyone else's sex life or lack thereof. BUT....I am not a Christian leader nor am I imposing my feelings on other minds, young or old. And believe me, my mother, husband, and niece all disagree with me on this.
And if someone is gay, but refrains from sex, where is the sin? Again, other Christians disagree with me on this. But we all have our own minds. My bet is there is much more adultrey going on then homosexuality. And, as with Clinton's, it is looked upon as a mere 'slip.' Not worth mentioning. Sort of 'cute-boys-will-be-boys.'
Another thing, the folks that jump up in indignation band wagon (this forum is a good window into that) over any slight, real or imagined, made because of a persons homosexuality or race, are the same ones that go overboard supporting Muslims and damning anyone who may criticize against them. Yet, Muslims are the harshest enemies of homosexuality and the most severe punishers.
I can only conclude they are merely interested in being PC and promoting argument and have very little, if any, concern for the actual group or person they have decided is a 'victim' they must protect and advenge.
In other words they are, "Just give me soapbox. I'll worry about what I want to rant about later." BS
I have no desire or need to worry about who is sleeping with who. As far as I'm concerned, civil marriage is just that--something governed by the state. After all, the state issues the marriage license. If you are a member of a church, you are governed by a higher law than the state.
And everything stated about Phelps in this thread is true: he was an Al Gore supporter, he was a debarred civil rights lawyer, and was a Democrat. Something these liberal fools need to think about. They don't realize how well aligned they are with his brand of hatred in a number of respects--a liberal who still used "God hates fags" as his motto. Funny how they despise the hate but embrace it as well by talking about dancing spiritually on his grave. I was taught hate is a serious spiritual situation to avoid. Were not taught to not have hate in our hearts and not fear? The same liberals here who denounce other Christians but carry on about hate -- I found that ironic after Reader carried on about how "loving' her church was.
To me, the most loving thing we can do regarding Fred Phelps is to let him be, let him go to his grave, and leave it ALONE. It doesn't mean we forget, it doesn't mean we haven't learned anything from him, it simply means we don't let his legacy live on. We live on a higher plane. Why repeat what that man had done with his public protests at the funerals for soldiers?