Sunday, August 28, 2005

And They Call Themselves Christians?!?!?!

I am ashamed that these people are of the same religion as me, because what they are doing is disgusting and un-American.
SMYRNA, Tenn. - Members of a church say God is punishing American soldiers for defending a country that harbors gays, and they brought their anti-gay message to the funerals Saturday of two Tennessee soldiers killed in Iraq.

The church members were met with scorn from local residents. They chased the church members cars' down a highway, waving flags and screaming "God bless America."

"My husband is over there, so I'm here to show my support," 41-year-old Connie Ditmore said as she waved and American flag and as tears came to her eyes. "To do this at a funeral is disrespectful of a family, no matter what your beliefs are."

The Rev. Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist in Kansas, contends that American soldiers are being killed in Iraq as vengeance from God for protecting a country that harbors gays. The church, which is not affiliated with a larger denomination, is made up mostly of Phelps' children, grandchildren and in-laws.

The church members carried signs and shouted things such as "God hates fags" and "God hates you."

About 10 church members protested near Smyrna United Methodist Church and nearly 20 stood outside the National Guard Armory in Ashland City. Members have demonstrated at other soldier funerals across the nation.

This isn't a Christian church, this is just a cult of Gay Haters! You can be against homosexuality, but you don't say that God hates gays, because that is not the truth, and is un-Christian. God loves everyone, regardless of their sin. And then to top it off these Gay Haters are bashing American soldiers that died in the line of duty, because in their deluded minds they think God is getting even with America because of the Gays. These people are as un-American as the Cindy Sheehan Left and need to be slapped. I have heard of Fred Phelps and his gaggle of Gay Haters, and that man is just a power hungry cult leader, NOT a real Christian, and the REAL Christian church needs to put this Jim Jones Wannabe in his place.

Mr Minority