Appall Bearer

Fred Phelps Sr., founder and pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, died this week. The members of Westboro Baptist Church, over a 20 year period of time, have used military funerals as a vehicle to protest and prophesy the judgment of God over the alleged sexual sins of America, principally homosexuality and child abuse in the Catholic church.  Their protests have infamously employed signage that expressed among other and equally horrible things, “America is Doomed”; “Pope in Hell”; “Semper Fi Fags”; and “God Hates You.”

Regardless of your worldview, there is judgment in death, either for its brutal clarity or its terrible meaninglessness. Phelps knows now for certain which.

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Performed by theipoetlaureate.  Music produced by dj clutch.

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god Hates You

One thought on “Appall Bearer

  1. iPoet, you bring up a good point. The “church” and people like Phelps have done tremendous damage to the message of grace over the years. It seems “the death of the individual” is becoming more and more apparent in our society, especially in the “church”. People may need to rebel against people, instead of God.

    Bono says it nicely.
    “We’ve gotta be a bit more cutting edge, not look to the signs of righteousness. Look to the actions.”
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/u2s-bono-jesus-is-the-son-of-god/

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