Yes I am supporting a solicitation for money. I am not soliciting money but Albert Snyder the father of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder is. Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder died in Iraq and when his remains were returned home for burial a so called “church” protested at his funeral.
Anyone that has read my Blog knows the cult of intolerance I am talking about. It is not a Christian church even though they claim to be. It is actually one of the few real signs of the work of the devil on this planet that I have seen. If you want to discredit a faith make the faith look evil. This is what the Westboro Baptist Church does. When Fred Phelps (he thinks he is a pastor) talks to God I am sure his prayers have been side tracked to his real God the God of Hate, the God he thinks is his enemy.
Matthew 7:21 – 23
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Fred Phelps judges the world he blames homosexuals for the sins of America and then calls the war in Iraq the penance that the lord has applied to America. In a warped way he thinks this gives him the right to protest at military funerals. This is the height of arrogance a man that believes he knows God better than all others. It is also the height of ignorance a man that is so far from the truth that he works against his own ends. It is very hard to spread the word of Jesus Christ when you don’t know him and he does not know you.
The problem is The Westboro Baptist Church is very legally savvy. Among their members (most of whom are Fred Phelps’s relatives) there are a few lawyers. These Lawyers are using the right of free speech to support the right of free hate. They don’t deny this as their signs read “God Hates Fags.” Of course anyone with half a brain knows that God is Love thus this assertion is a lie. A lie told by Phelps because Phelp’s hates homosexuals. This hatred is Phelps undoing why because even the bible which Phelps claims to know says that Hatred will show who is of God and who is not.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try [test] the spirits whether they are of [from] God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
How do we “test / Try” the spirit to determine a false prophet?
The chapter outlines a number of things to look for but it spends many verses on the evidence of love.
1Jo 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1Jo 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
So in basing his ministry on Hate Phelps is going against the God I worship and the God he claims to worship.
But back to my original purpose Albert Snyder’s legal battle against The Westboro Baptist Church is not going well the fundamentalist like stance of the American legal system in support of Free Speech is protecting free hate. I am not against free speech but when it causes pain to good people, when it protects hatred then I say it has reached it’s limits. Phelp’s hatred cause good people like the Snyder’s pain. Phelps is by biblical definitions evil and evil is what Christians are called to stand up to. I say as much as we are able we should donate to the Al Snyder Fund