The Westboro Baptist Church (or WBC) is an Independent Baptist “church” known for its extreme stance against homosexuality, other religions, and anything else that tickles their fancy. They are also known for their greatly offensive protest activities against fallen service men/woman and high profile aka popular people. In this special section, we will explore their hateful and distorted “divine” teachings and expose them for what they truly are, a hate group who uses religion for personal power.
Name: He who is without sin cast the first stone - Pt 2 GOD H8S vid
Update: Videos have been removed. Blog now shows video of all of them combined.
Bible verses mentioned:
Jon 8: This would be the story of “he who is without sin”
Have you ever worked in retail? Perhaps customer service? If so, then you know about the wonderful variety of customers life can throw at you. From silly whines and never ending complaints, to all around stupid remarks and actions, one wonders how a bar doesn't open up next to every retail store. When I am at work, and unable to part take in a good Irish beer, I drink a lot of Snapple. Treating it much like my brother treats the captain, it not only tastes amazing but it also helps the calming process. It helps me deal with the amazing amounts of stupid and rudeness that spews from these people. These same people who think themselves everyone’s betters.... Remind you of everyone? When taking the time to write about America's most hated family, I make sure to have a least a six pack of delicious awesomenss with me. If am fortune it enough, the pack will last until the end of the video before the curses start flying. And do they fly.
How any person or group of people could hold this much hate inside of them scares me. How they could house and even improve upon it frightens me to the core. Even worse is how quickly these people can turn on their own family. Their own flesh and blood, their children, brothers or sisters or even parents! Any sign of “godly weakness” and your sent straight to hell. It is just… I don’t even have a word for it. Of course what do you expect from people who said “Hitler was an instrument of God”.
What she said "At John 8, the rebels wanted to catch Christ in his words"
What she said "Christ, being God and knowing their adulteries said let he without sin cast the first stone."
As Shirley begins the "informational" excursion, our resident adulterer recounts John 8 and the story that inspired today's video; He who is without sin cast the first stone. This passage is one of the most well-known to not only Christianity but also quoted by non-Christians. After all, how can one judge another (or throw the stone if you will) when they themselves are not sinless? It is also one that is easily used against the WBC without having to link tons of urls or millions of passages. Which is good because I'm in the middle of watching X-men right now. It is written that an unnamed woman, who had been caught in the act of adultery was brought to Jesus by the scribes and Pharisees *1 as a test.
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They wanted to catch him in some mistake of either state or religious law. This would allow them to finally arrest Jesus and be rid of him. In case you didn’t know, they kinda didn’t like Jesus. So how would this work? As Shirley correctly tells, while stoning a woman was ok by Moses (the punishment for adultery); Roman law wasn’t having any of it. No matter how Jesus would answer, he be caught and in some serious trouble. Jesus, being the sly guy that he was, would have none of this stupidity. Being the master of conversation and communication, he used non-offensive words to break out of what was believe a master laid word trap. Because of the hypocritical nature of the incident, Jesus asked the surrounding people for a sinless person to carry out the stoning. Since it was already stated that only one who was pure and untainted by sin held the right to judge, Jesus knew what was going to come next. No one picked up a stone, in fact afterwards they dispersed. He, that is Jesus, asked “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” He knew why. So he didn't stone her (nor did anyone else), but instead forgave the woman and told her to "sin no more." This passage is in effect a “don’t be a douche” story, and only the sinless have the right to make judgement. This honor and title was only give to two people according to the bible; the mother Mary and Jesus himself *2. Considering this and this (think it was Megan who said “I’m not saying we don’t sin”) one wonders who the rebels really are...
In many of her spoken statements, twitter and blog posts, announcements and interviews, Shirley seemingly has no limit to the number of times she will use the word adultery. One wonders if it has anything to do with her own adulterous ways... But I would like my reader to take a moment and think about the above story. According to the Christian bible, Jesus is the son of God, and in fact divine himself. Being a God in his own right, Jesus would have full knowledge of the many paths a person's life would take. He would see the woman becoming a saint in one path, and a murderer in another. Despite these spoilers on the unnamed woman's life, despite the act of this foul sin, despite the fact Jesus KNEW she would sin again, Jesus forgave the woman and let her go. One would think Jesus' great love is in the details. How can a God who does nothing but hate and destroy do some thing like that? Either the bible is wrong or the WBC is.
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What she said (every 5 seconds): "But what about the man!"
I am curious about your excessive use of “but what about the man”. As a fluent expert on the bible, you should know perfectly well why the man isn’t listed. Women in the times of the bible (up until somewhat recent history) where considered lower than man. Even at their best, women's social, political and financial status would always be less than a man. They could be considered property or worse. The sins of a woman where always considered more profound than man's, and therefore worse off. If a man stole, there would be huffy and puff, if a woman stole it was bloody hell all over the place. You can see this as biblical proof with various verses stating a man can have many wives, but a wife can only have one husband. If she as much looks at another man, its death most painful. If you want a more recent example, consider a women who gets pregnant outside of marriage is called a slut, but the man is never given a second thought.
What she said: "Then Christ said what we say, go and sin no more"
The message of Christ is that of love and forgiveness. It teaches that as long as we are excellent to each other and trust in God then your path to the divine is clean and assured. The message of the cult is that of God hating what they hate, thanking some bi-polar god for the death of any human under the sun, and using anything they can for media attention. Nowhere in the bible will one find a story of Jesus accepting such act. No where will you find Jesus holding up signs that say God hates homosexuals, the US, the media, or whatever else THE WBC decided to hate. There is also nothing in the bible about buddy Jesus making very poor parodies of 80’s and Lady Gaga songs.
What she said: "We have no stones just words"
For this last one I admit I was a bit confused. In your public displays, you have demonstrated a consistency to draw a crowd. Finding the most offensive combinations of words and images and proudly display them to anyone who will look, it is easy to see why. When you are out “preaching” you hold nothing back. You even break your own "no female" preacher rule to in order to achieve this. Why then do you use the least offensive of said signs in your video? When you say “we don’t have no sticking stones (a double negative btw), we just have words”, why do you not display “God hates America” or “Thank god for 9/11”? It’s not like you actually care what people think about you. Where you perhaps trying to make your message more presentable for video? If you where, you failed horridly.
When even a Pagan can see what the bible as various stories about Jesus love for humanity, what does that say about the Westboro "church"? When an outsider to said faith sees the wrongs done, why do they refuse to even look? Why does the cult of lies only focus on hate?
We will always have cults, we will always have people that are insane. As long as we stay true to ourselves and to the faith, we have nothing to worry about.
Until next time, be excellent to each other.
~ 1: These guys, scribes and Pharisees, where the law guy of the age.
~ 2: We are speaking strictly on people on Earth at the time. God the father would also be included in this otherwise.