There is this family named the Phelps who travel around and protest at soldiers funerals. They protest the army's tolerance of allowing gays to join. It does not matter if the soldier was gay or straight, they will show up. This is the most disturbing act in the name of Christianity I have ever heard. Imagine suffering the loss of a son, mother, father or a friend you loved dearly. Barely able to keep it together during a funeral and have people screaming in the background about how they are GLAD the person you just lost is dead.
How can that not infuriate you?
It is not harsh to say they are GLAD your loss is dead either. The Phelps make it quite clear by waving around picket signs that read ''God Hates your tears'' and ''Thank God for I.E.Ds'' I had to know if they were right. Can God hate? Can God smile upon these people I find to be utterly tasteless and deplorable? God CAN hate according to a lot of what I've researched. But he only hates a select number of things.
Proverbs 6:16-19 tells us, "There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers."
Protesting your personal beliefs over someone's personal loss seems pretty wicked to me. So does blowing up abortion clinics. Claiming you know EXACTLY what God thinks/feels about a particular person and condemning them seems to be baring false witness. Disrupting our government and trying to create controversy (which is why they choose to be so high profile about their protests... get in those papers and news stories) is very much stirring up dissension among brothers.
Does God love me? Does God hate me? Probably both really. I have lied before.. something he hates. The Phelps need to be careful how they go about their campaign. The Bible had Lot sacrifice his daughters to be gang-banged in order to keep the Sods from ''knowing two angels'' (this is commonly read as 'having sex with') Lot also then lost his marriage and God repaid him by allowing him to have sex with, and impregnate his daughter. So now I'm confused. I thought I was suppose to hate incest. Well, for the sake of not passing judgment I will say that FROM MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION BASED ON WHAT I HAVE READ... you.. the Phelps family, are going to hell
Of course I won't know for sure until I most likely see you there.
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