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It beggars belief…

1 November, 2007

constitution02.gif…that a  church congregation can turn up en-mass at the funeral of a dead soldier, killed in active duty in Iraq, and hold a demonstration, weilding banners claiming “you’re going to Hell” , “thank God for dead soldiers” and “God hates fags”.

Was this soldier gay? No, he wasn’t, in fact they claim their reason for picketing the funeral, was that God is killing soldiers as a punishment for America’s “tolerance” towards homosexuals.

The church, Westboro Baptist church in Kansas, has been ordered to pay a huge fine of $10.9 million dollars to the family of the dead soldier for invasion of privacy. My thought is that the church should’ve been ordered to be disbanded and the leader jailed.

I can’t even begin to put the logic together as to why these people thought it would be acceptable to invade the privacy of the grieving family at their most vulnerable time. Haven’t they lost enough already.

The church claimed that they had a right to invade the funeral because of the 1st amendment, which protects their right to free speech. I’m afraid that the evil they perpetrated against this family is inexcusable under any circumstances, and morally very, very wrong.

The American constitution is a marvelous thing, but sometimes it can be used as a justification for all sorts of lunacy, in just the same way the Bible can. I think that both documents are antiquated and probably out of date and it’s about time both documents were looked at in a different light.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Daphne permalink
    3 November, 2007 8:52 AM

    You always find the most interesting news items, Mike – and the ones that make me the most furious! The congregation of a church going all-out to prove to the world that there is no God: certainly no God of love, tolerance and compassion. Their God’s a god of cruelty and warped thinking and hatred and evil. Idiots, and deeply unpleasant idiots too.

  2. Laura permalink
    1 November, 2007 2:20 PM

    Jesus said, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. We have got to bring God’s comfort to the hurting and grieving. The first chapter of Romans says that God’s wrath is revealed via the heavens……we are not called to be vessels of God’s wrath but His mercy. We pray for all the families that have lost loved ones in Iraq- May the God of all comfort reach into their hearts and bring healing and peace. May the body of the God of all comfort accurately represent him to the world! Laura

    Mike Says:- WHO says YOU have to bring comfort to the hurting and grieving? If the family want comfort, I’m sure they’ll ask for it!

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