I took this from my myspace page, www.myspace.com/doctor_raven, after feeling VERY outraged at the stance taken from the Hannity and Combs video interview of Shirly Phelps Roper.
A commentary on the state of "christian" protesting...
Truth be told. Even as a Christian myself, I do NOT support ANYTHING that Phelp's daughter supports. I guess therefore I am "cursed" as well.
However, if I hold to the notion that My God is soveriegn and above any mans judgement (and I do) then realistically it is not hers or Phelp's judgement that I acknowledge.
I dont often post scriptures into my bullitens, but this I felt the need to share.
20Therefore, you will [a]fully know them by their fruits.
21Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.
22Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name?
23And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].(A)(Amplified version)
Phelps and ilk would have us all think that by doing these "great works" of his(Phelp's works that is) that it ensures he is doing the right thing. The question is always put, who's laws are we following. Phelp's or God's.
My question to any supporter of Phelps is this: If Jesus is our example, and you are an example of him. When did he protest at a funeral? When did he lambaste his public? Certainly he protested the wrongs of his countrymen, but I have a hard time following a belief that a God who touched and healed the lepers, the unclean, ate with the prostitutes and hugged the pagan children would reject it all and suddenly tell us that he hates us. When is actions speak altogether a different story. He knew our sins, yet he still went through with the Cross. He didn't stop because 2000 years later people would argue about gay rights or abortion. Rome already had that in place as it stood. He gave his life for us for while we were still sinners, he gave his all for us. It is his precious gift to us, and is it not Phelps or his daughters whim or privelidge to revoke. He is not God, She is not God.. They are merely mortals on this trash heap, this mudball, this cesspool we call Earth. And we all swim in the much down here, none of us are righteous of our own accord.
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From: Drew Wylie
Date: May 4, 2006 1:47 PM
Brent and Shirley Roper
3640 SW Churchill Rd
Topeka, KS 66604
I support pretty much everything she's against....I guess I'm cursed :P
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IF YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY I DO ABOUT THIS PLEASE REPOST THIS.
Hit reply to bulletin and copy and paste if this chick pisses you off as much as she does me.