After reading Chapter 33-'freddy, please--of the book 'The Cross in the Closet' --I confess that Mr. Timothy Kurek attitude toward the Religious Right is indeed more Christian than my own. After all, I yield far too easily to my Eastern European/German temper far too easily. Just because they act like judge, juries and executioners of God's Holiness and if they have the right to--that is indeed no reason to curse them out.
After all, as sure as Westboro Baptist Church is Wrong to have the banner--"God Hates America" the rest of America should not have the banner--"God Hates Westboro Baptist Church" which becomes all too tempting to do, After reading their banner. But yet, two WRONGS Do Not Make A Right.
But, Yet, I can not help but notice the Double Standard--How Shook up some Right Wing Christians got when Pastor Wright said--"God Damn America" but yet, If it was not for this book I would not have know about Westboro Church banner--"God Hates America" and the even have gone as far as-->Godhatesamerica.com. --WHERE IS THE PROTEST??? WELL, THANKFULLY THERE IS NOT--AFTER ALL, PROTESTING WILL NOT SOLVE A THING--NOT A SINGLE THING--As Mr. Timothy Kurek pointed out--WHAT WE NEED IS A DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR THE SALVATION OF Westboro Baptist Church and For the Baptist Denomination--that their heart become softened to their fellow man.
This is also why I feel so Blessed to be a Member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church of the ELCA.
After all, we began our service with-->P) "Blessed be the holy Trinity, +one God, clothed in majesty ever since the world began, who loves us and frees us from our sins, who leads us with all the saints to everlasting life".--(C)"Amen". . . .
After all, It is Indeed Pure Hypocrisy to condemn Moderate Muslims for not standing up to the Islamic Extremist, while We Christian Moderates Stand By and Do Nothing About Christian Extremist--Such As those Who Are Members of the Westboro Baptist Church.
If Only--If Only We Christians Would Believe and Live by the Words of the Apostle's Creed--
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
After all--ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD--NO ONE IS HOLY ENOUGH NOR RIGHTEOUS ENOUGH TO JUDGE ANYONE--BUT PORTRAYING GOD THE FATHER AS AN HATEFUL GOD IS WRONG--After all, does not John 3:16 begin with God So LOVED The World . . .
THIS--THIS IS WHY INSTEAD OF LOSING MY TEMPER--I CONFESS--I HAVE TO LEARN TO PRAY FOR THOSE WHO NEED PRAYER. AFTER ALL, MY LOSING MY TEMPER IS JUST AS WRONG AS OTHER FORMS OF JUDGMENT.