Religion Cannot Be Used to Spew Hate
April 15, 2010 3 Comments
The Westboro Baptist Church is coming to Denver for three days.
These people spew hate and use religion to justify their utter contempt, non-understanding, and violent decrees for other people. With a website called “God Hates Fags“, it is clear that they focus on propaganda and not religion or religious principles.
I support freedom of religion but not the freedom to call hatred religion, especially not any derivative of a major world religion, as the Westboro Baptist Church claims. They say they are “old school Baptists”. The Bible has always said to love your neighbor as yourself. That has not changed.
The Westboro Baptists Church has published a picket schedule that includes where they will be on their visit to Denver and their reasoning. It is full of hate and lies and is difficult to read at times.
Many Denver groups are planning counter-protest. The Anti-Defamation League has published a guide for dealing with the Westboro Baptist Church and recommends not directly engaging them. This hate group is looking for attention.
I do not know if I will counter-protest. They may not be worth my time.