A shift is needed…

“Christian” Hatred

One thing I’ve never really understood is extreme hatred.  Maybe it’s because I was raised in a good home, but I just don’t understand how people can be so filled with hate.  Hatred of race, religion, sexual orientation, petty difference, etc., etc.  But even worse than that, I can’t understand, in any way shape or form, is how people can claim to be Christians and be filled with such hate.

I’m sure we’ve all heard of Westboro Baptist Church and they’re stance on homosexuality, different religions, and other such things.  I’ve been appalled by what I’ve heard they do, and by the videos I’ve seen of what the members of this church do to the families of brave men and women who have died for our country at their funerals.  But I saw this interview tonight, and I wanted to cry.  It was featured on 20/20.  I ask that you watch it:

(Sorry, but the video won’t play on WordPress, but it’ll take you to the YouTube link if you click on it)

This shocked me.

I am a Christian, and I DO NOT think this way!  This, in my opinion, is evil.  This is disgusting.  This is sin.

I do not agree with homosexuality.  According to the Bible (1 Corinthians 6:9-11), homosexuality is a sin along with adultery, theft, lying, murder, and other forms of sexual immorality.  However this does NOT mean God hates these people.  God does not hate.  God is love.  He sent Jesus to die for us because He loves us.

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” – John 3:17 (NKJV)

God hates sin, not people; He does not hate the people who sin, if He did, no one would be loved by God.  Everyone would be going to Hell.

Pride is also sin.  Hatred is also sin. He who is without sin, cast the first stone. (John 8:7)

I am a Christian, and I think that this kind of hatred inside of someone who claims to serve Jesus Christ is disgusting, wrong, evil, and sin.

What are your thoughts on this?

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Comments on: "“Christian” Hatred" (6)

  1. Ian (I ran out of funny ways to sign my name) Boverhof said:

    I totally agree. It is difficult to find words that match the wrongness of protesting at funerals. It just is so without love or compassion. Its sickening.

  2. Good God, these people are effed up. And they obviously don’t actually read the Bible because it says right in it the Jews are God’s chosen people. And they’re going to Hell? The logic escapes me. And then there’s what you said about hate being a sin. Everything these people are displaying is defacing Christianity as a whole and making our job a whole lot harder.

    This isn’t a church, it’s a cult masquerading as a church and I hope above hope that this documentary made a dent in them and eventually shuts them down.

    • It is a shame that these people claim to believe and behave in the Name of our Lord. This is a cult with their own evil agenda. The followers do not know the Truth of God’s Scriptures. They have been manipulated by twisting The Scriptures as an excuse for their hate and evil doings.
      Anything outside the scope of love should not have Jesus Christ’s name attached to it.

      There is a righteous anger, which us as Believers of The Lord Jesus Christ, should feel about how His Name is being used. But, how we handle our righteous anger in this situation is what set’s true Beleivers apart. Here is the fine line: Jesus calls us to love our enemies and bless those who curse us (Matt. 5:44), so attacking these people is equally as wrong. “Be angry and do not sin.” ~ Eph. 4:26.

      Under our constitution they have the right to protest, they have the right of free speech and so do we – peacefully.

      As Believers, we need to do what is most effective and that is PRAY, for only The Holy Spirit can turn their hearts and open their blinded eyes. We need to turn our righteous anger into effective warfare: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickednss in the heavenly places.” ~Eph. 6:12. It is not this “church group” that is the enemy or who we are to fight against, but the powers of darkness controlling and manipulating them. We should take up this battle, but spiritually, through warfare prayer.

      We need to fervently pray, and do warfare against this kind of evil. All it takes is for good men to do nothing for evil to prevail. So, I challenge you to call a prayer meeting and do some warfare. Turn your righteous anger into the only useful weapon we have. We need to kick the devil’s butt!

  3. What is the greatest commandment? Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and do unto your neighbor as you would have them do unto you…

    It is sick to see this beautiful verse perverted as it has been, That they can cast out a member of their own family in such a way speaks volumes toward the heart of their beliefs.

    I HATE what these people stand for.

  4. Westborough Baptist church is most likely a plant. The same way that left wing extremist groups plant people at tea party rallies to make conservatives look like extremist cooks (and yes this is documented fact.) More likely than not this is simply a way to slander and discredit Christianity.

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