The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Evangelical Alliance and a host of other UK evangelical groups have issued a joint statement denouncing the homophobic theology and actions of Westboro Baptist Church and its infamous pastor, Fred Phelps.
Westboro Baptist Church, notorious for its “God Hates Fags” signs, is planning to picket a performance of The Laramie Project in the UK on Friday. Evangelicals respond:
“We do not share their hatred of lesbian and gay people. We believe that God loves all, irrespective of sexual orientation, and we unreservedly stand against their message of hate toward those communities.”
Good to see. The Baptist Union of Australia has previously issued statements along the same lines, and, yesterday had this to say about Westboro Baptist Church and its rogue pastor after it claimed the Australian bushfires were God’s judgement:
“Mr. Phelps has a sad history of making bizarre and extreme statements that do not reflect a Christian position. His comments on the Victorian bushfires are biblically and theologically invalid, scandalous, and most regrettable.”
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Over the years I have heard many Pagans and Atheists ask, why don’t Christians speak out about this sort of stuff. Well, my answer is, they do and they have and will continue to do so.
No one is beyond God’s love.
But, regrettably, not everyone can accept God’s love.