I don’t get …religious intolerance

What is it with the Westboro Baptist Church? They have protested against Heath Ledger at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in the US. This is the same mob that has been protesting at the funerals of US soldiers with banners like those in the photo. How is it that so-called Christians can be so intolerant? They have a warped sense of what Christianity is about when they spout such hatred. I don’t get it. At least Australian Baptists have denounced their rants as extreme and counter-productive.



  1. Bettina said,

    January 29, 2008 at 4:07 am

    These kinds of christians are one type of the wolves in sheeps clothing that the bible warns christians about.

    You get extremists in everything though, religion, politics, you name it, they will come.

    And they’ll all get a rude shock come judgement day! 😉

  2. paisley said,

    January 29, 2008 at 4:15 am

    i don’t know what exactly is wrong with them,, but whatever it is,, i should think we should disallow it to breed…..

  3. Loz said,

    January 29, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Gotta agree Bettina – thanks for the visit

  4. Loz said,

    January 29, 2008 at 4:18 am

    They are very strange people Paisley – wonder if we’ll get any hate comments here?

  5. Gypsy said,

    January 29, 2008 at 5:40 am

    I really wanted to post about this myself but it fills me with such anger and loathing that I didn’t want to make myself as bad as them. Have you noticed how young many of these protestors are?

    They obviously have a problem with gay people (IDIOTS) but the laughable thing is Heath wasn’t even gay, he just portrayed a gay man in a film for heavens sake. How ludicrous is that? I’m going to stop there because I will forget I’m a lady if I continue with what I think of these intolerant low lifes. If there is a hell may they all end up there to continue spewing their hatred.

  6. Nick Phillips said,

    January 29, 2008 at 7:10 am

    It takes all kinds to make this world spin! But seriously, don’t they have something better and more productive to do like get a job or something?

    We have our share of idiots like these here and there are times I wish the earth would just open up and swallow them whole!

  7. Loz said,

    January 29, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Gypsy – I’m on your side. I was thinking of going in harder than I did but the signs in the photo and the actions themselves say it all.

  8. Loz said,

    January 29, 2008 at 7:39 am

    Nick – You’re right we all have our fair share of idiots. Tomorrow I’ll post about one of our own.

  9. Anonymous said,

    January 29, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I stood at the radio in absolute shock listening to the evil words spilling from the mouth of a woman representing this church as she was being interviewed on 3AW here in Melbourne by Neil Mitchell.

    It really is so hard to believe so-called people of God can spill such hatred. It goes against all a loving God would have us be.


  10. Finn said,

    January 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    My favorite sign is “God hates fags.”

    Because that’s exactly what Jesus would do… [/sarcasm]


  11. meleah rebeccah said,

    January 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Thats upsetting. What is WRONG with people

  12. Rod said,

    January 30, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Fundamentalism, in any of its forms, is inherently evil. This is just another example.

    What’s sadder is that as the rest of the world is becoming more comfortable with secularism or spirituality without the need for sanction from an organized creed, religious fervor in the United States is on the uprise.

    This, along with another multitude of signs in all walks of life, is just another glimpse at the beginning of the end of America.

  13. Dorothy said,

    January 31, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Loz, sad and what we’ll always know. think of the wars, Israel, Ireland, and many others..always regarding religion. Has been and always will be. What can we do but be who we are and not allow them to lower us to their standards. Teach our children better..there in lies the future.

    My best,
    Dorothy from grammology
    remember to call gram

  14. Jeff said,

    February 1, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    It isn’t Christian, plain and simple. Christians do not have to approve of a lifestyle, but they do have to love and realize that there are planks in EVERYONE’s eyes.

  15. HollyGL said,

    February 2, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I believe that if Jesus were alive today, he would say “Why on earth are you worshipping me? You should be honoring the Divine within yourselves and each other!” …but that’s just me… 🙂

  16. Louise Aspden said,

    February 12, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    This post reminds me of a favourite quote of mine:

    No one experiences freedom until they stop pushing against others. The only thing that binds you is the pushing against that which is unwanted. And so, if a religion could just be excited about what it is, or a person within a religion could just speak with appreciation about what it is, without justifying what it is by pushing against everything else, then each religion, in all of its difference, could be just exactly what you’re reaching for.


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