....the most repulsive thing I had seen lately was the Presidents veto of SCHIP, and the hilarious idea that he said he vetoed it because it was fiscally irresponsible, and there was no way to pay for it (oh, and it was "socialized medicine", whatever that means).
Never mind that they didn't care that there was no way to pay for the Iraq war (nor is there yet, except by borrowing massive amounts of money from the Chinese, and mortgaging our financial future). Never mind that billions of dollars have disappeared into Iraq with zero accountability, and continue to do so.
Anyway, I thought that was the most repulsive thing I had seen. Until I viewed the Westboro "Baptist" Church website today. I found out that these repulsive characters were coming to my hometown, and a friend sent me their website. Their link itself is derogatory - I'm not putting it on my blog. If one is interested, one can google it.
They have listed on their main page, what they call their "Love Crusades". The first one on the list is a memorial for a PFC from Spalding Nebraska at Saint Michael's Catholic Pigpen (nice touch) that happened today. When you click on the link, it is a PDF document that actually says "Thank God for IED's".
This is one of the most repulsive, disgusting, horrible things I've ever seen. Picketing at the funerals of soldiers. This is despicable. The REAL Christian thing to do would be to ask that soldiers family if they needed anything, or if anything needed to be done, because didn't Jesus say that we should love our neighbors as ourselves?
They are going to picket recently deceased Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis' funeral tomorrow, and the PDF link on her document says that she is "already in hell". Interesting. Then they cherry pick some bible verses to "support" their case. I can do that too.
Matthew 7 verses 1 and 2 say JUDGE NOT (my emphasis), that YE be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
I cannot say that these people are going to hell. I can't judge like that. Only God can judge like that. All I can do is call attention to this perverse, sick, twisted, evil version of "Christianity".
This type of thing gives Christians really trying to do the right thing, and live their lives as a witness a bad reputation. Those who are looking from the outside in, would be more likely to say, why on earth would I want to be a Christian if all they do is hate like that?
Their contention (Westboro Baptist) is that we are losing in Iraq because God turned against us because we have tolerated homosexuals.
No, we are losing in Iraq because we invaded and tried to occupy a country that didn't need to be invaded and occupied with too few troops, non-existent post war planning, incredible arrogance and hubris, and a complete lack of understanding of the people and culture. Homosexuals have absolutely NOTHING to do with it.
If you want to be angry at someone, be angry at President Bush. Vice President Cheney. Donald Rumsfeld. Paul "Wildly off the Mark" Wolfowitz.
And, while you are stewing over that, remember that they want to attack ANOTHER country (Iran). This will give these lovable folks (Westboro Baptist) more opportunities to protest the funerals when the bodies start coming home from the Iran campaign (including lots of casualties from blowback in Iraq and Afghanistan).