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Hate group to picket ledgers funeral

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by fLIP, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    I posted a video a while back from one of the Westboro baptist church's many rants on homosexuals and how "god hates fags".

    If you haven't seen any of the gear from them then i suggest you try and find a few videos so you can better understand what these froot loops are about.

    www.liveleak.com should have a few there.

    Anyhow it appears they are planning to picket Heath Ledgers funeral becasue of his staring roll in Brokeback Mountain.

    The controversial Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), a Kansas-based congregation infamous for its demonstrations outside funerals for US soldiers killed in Iraq, issued a homophobic statement which said the Australian actor, who was found dead yesterday, was “now in hell”.

    “WBC will picket this pervert’s funeral, in religious protest,” the statement said.

    “God hates the sordid, tacky bucket of slime seasoned with vomit known as Brokeback Mountain – and He hates all persons having anything to whatsoever to do with it.

    “Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there.&rdqu o;

    In a later interview, church spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper told Fox News that the demonstrations would be limited to memorial services held in the US.

    “He got on that big screen with a big, fat message: God is a liar and it’s OK to be gay,” Ms Phelps-Roper said.

    The Church, which has been classified by the Southern Poverty Law Centre as a “hate group”, also planned to hold a demonstration outside of the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.
     
  2. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Here are a few URLs to some of their videos.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ad7_1176164822

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=880_1180159469

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=95665273b4
     
  3. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Good old religion hey, it just brings the best out in people.
     
  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I thought Fred Nile would come out with this yesterday, along the lines that God has finally struck retribution for his role in Brokeback. The problem is that it was done 2 years ago and it would appear He not only moves in mysterious ways, but very slowly as well. A bit like evolution really, but that is a subject for another 100 different post threads. ;)
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It all sounds so Christlike, doesn't it?
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The problem is that this church has taken one idea and turned it into the main idea without looking at the rest of the bible and the big picture of what God is saying in the Bible.

    As said above, it then paints Christians as being like this when that is far from the case.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    CW, though most churches aren't as extreme as this one, I think you could make a case that the church is generally homophobic and gives far more weight to the "sin" of sodomy" than the many other "sins" that are far more evident in its very own pews. 
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't disagree with you Mata, though in my own denomination there are certain related issues that more reflect the debate on the validity of the bible!
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Interesting little discussion ..........

    http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/yoursay/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/christians_unconditionally_embrace_homosexuals/
     

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