KHQ BLOG: Tom Durian here....just one day after the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced they would be protesting several schools and universities in the Spokane area later this month....several local organizations are popping up, planning their own counter protests.
HERE'S SOME OF THE CONVERSATION:
Sandy Love-Reid This man should be stopped! He doesn't deserve 1st Amendment protection. Really!?! He and his cretins are disgusting excuses for christians and humanity.
Andrea Berndt WHY ARE THEY COMING HERE TO PROTEST? we dont want them.
Vicki Hanks I am a baptist and I thnk this is outragous! Yes the Bible says for christians to follow Jesus but not like this. They are not staying true to the Bible's teachings.
Sandy Love-Reid There is another page on facebook against them also. I hesitate calling them a church.
Wil Henderson I would advocate all students be allowed to skip school not having to cross protest lines. REMEMBER THE TITANS!
Adam Purdy I think its IGNORANT of him and his followers to use signs that say"GOD HATES". God DOESNT hate! God IS LOVE!
Lincoln William Bingaman I plan to fight fire with fire. I will preach to them what it means to hate. They seem to forget the old saying...let he who is without sin, cast off the first stone
Sandy Love-Reid They are also coming to Coeur d'Alene because NIC is doing The Laramie Project which is the Matthew Sheppard story. Regardless how you feel about homosexuality, what happened to Matthew Sheppard was wrong!
Adam Purdy And if he were any kind of "christian" he would know that what he is doing is giving ALL christians a bad name and painting a disgraceful picture of Christians to the world. He abused his children when they were growing up, so if the people... of the country dont STAND UP against him and his one sided views, then folks, this is what happens when a "Warren Jeffs" wana be goes unnoticed and unchecked. He gets attention where it is not needed! I HOPE that they get KICKED OFF GONZAGA and WHITWORTH! Both are religious schools and if anything he should be EMBRACING them NOT picketing them!
Sandy Love-Reid I'll be there with my sign..... "See you in He** Fred and if you can read this Thank a Soldier!"
Adam Purdy In 1993, as Phelps' name became controversial in his home town, his estranged son, Mark Phelps, wrote a letter to his hometown newspaper, The Topeka Capital-Journal:
I believe in God and the Bible, and my father's behavior doesn't fit the de......scription of behavior that would show in the life of one who loves God; behavior characteristics such as Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control. Instead, my father's behavior characterizes, I believe, Hate, Outbursts of Wrath, Contention, Jealousy, Vengefulness, Misery, Harshness, and Selfish ambition. He mis-states the truth about his own behavior, about others, about the Bible, with apparent ease and regularity. He behaves with a viciousness the likes of which I have never seen. He accepts no genuine accountability in his life and is subject to no one. His lifestyle betrays the sacred trust of what a pastor, husband, father and grandfather should be.
Christina Ross I live down the street from Rogers and graduated from there in 03.. I cant believe that they are going to be there.... They are the sickest and most delusional people i have ever seen or heard of in my life.... I cant wait to see what happens to them...
Vikki Sawyer I also agree that if SPD has any integraty they will stop this protest. I agree that the media should just send reporters no cameras that is what they want and those who have children in these schools should keep them home. And as far as pr...otesting I say don't all they want is confrontation and I would not give them the satisfaction!! And I hope the city and sheriffs office gets involved to keep these crazies away from our kids. If the city of Spokane wants to show face for letting all of thier citizens down they should help rectify this situation for our childrens sake young and old. The city always sticks thier nose where it don't belong so this should be an easy task for the mayor and it's council!!!
Bree Dubay As a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance clubs at one of the Spokane high schools, I am completely driven crazy. I have nothing against churches and such, but this is outrageous. Isn't it stated in the bible that 'God loves all of his children'? How is protesting against homosexuals, who are people, considered 'loving thy brother'?
Adam Purdy Vikki: its not so much the SPD stopping the protests as it is for them to be guarding the students. Like I said, if SPD shows up: send the bill to the CHURCH! :-) that SHOULD fix the layoff problems in the LEO dept. in Spokane :-)
First I have a question. When are these poor misguided souls due in Spokane? Second, I believe we should pray for Wesboro Baptist Church, after all The Bible teaches us to pray for our enemies. The way they are currently acting, they act li...ke the enemy of God. Also, as tempting as it is to go out and protest them when they get here, I am not sure I will. The reason, this is just the thing Satan wants, Christians battling it out in the streets. Though the members of Wesboro aren't acting like Christians, they do profess to be following Him. I am undecided whether or not, I will go out and protest. I will pray and ask for Gods guidance first.
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