I typically don’t mention them by name, referring to them simply as that church in Topeka, Kansas. Why the sudden change of heart? Orlando, I am done.
I try to practice love, grace, compassion and tolerance with all creatures on this earth. My faith, my beliefs, my creator(s), my spiritual leaders stress this. But I am going to ask for a hall pass for one small group of “creatures”, the members of Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).
For those of you unfamiliar with the WBC, these are the “Christians” that protest the funerals of service men and women killed in action, other churches, concerts, they were even going to protest at the funerals of Sandy Hook School shooting victims for gods sakes, and now the funerals of the victims of the Orlando massacre. The title of their primary website is GodHatesFags. It’s pretty easy to understand what their god is all about, hate, vengeance and wrath.
Ladies and gentlemen, screw these people, screw their beliefs, screw their faith, and screw their god. Their hate equals that of Dylann Roof and Omar Mateen, the difference, they don’t use bullets they use words and though you may believe words aren’t as destructive, I contend they are just as destructive. Please note that this is my opinion, you can agree or disagree, you can un-follow me if this offends you, but if there is a hell, I believe they have a one way, first-class ticket waiting for them at the check-in counter.
Each member of the WBC has the opportunity to redeem themselves, it’s not to late, it’s never to late, but time will run out. Redemption, in my mind, is more than just words, it’s action. Actions move beyond words. Move beyond words WBC members or roast in hell like marshmallows, the choice is yours, the choice is yours alone.