All in the family....
Shirley Phelps-Roper is a name that has been growing in infamy over the last few weeks. She is a daughter of Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS whose website can be found at GodHatesFags.com. The whole Phelps clan is an embarrassment to followers of Christ. They protest the funerals of military, homosexuals and politicians. I can't imagine Jesus doing anything like that. Look at this clip of her arrogance, hate and twisting of scripture. What really bugs me is people like the Phelps ruin the witness of those of us who try to reach out to "seekers" unbelievers and atheists. Check out this article in the Fullerton College Hornet, a college paper in California. What disturbs me is this young man is an atheist and the Phelps family makes him want to stay away from all believers. Read what he said:
I have to say, despite my atheism and indifference toward Christianity as a whole, that Phelps-Roper and people like her are horrid, disgusting examples of human beings. In fact, if I were to die, only to find out there is a Heaven and a hell, then by their standard and judgment, I would much rather spend my eternity in hell, with my friends and idols than risk even a shred of a chance of rooming with her or one of her fanatical brethren in heaven.That just breaks my heart. My prayer is that I would never cause another to stumble and chose Hell over Heaven because of my arrogance, pride and hypocrisy. God help us!
posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/18/2006 12:52:00 AM