I have pretty much enjoyed a very pleasant blogging experience until recently when I had a rude awakening. A few posts ago, a narrow-minded homophobe threw a few nasty barbs my way. I had forgotten that people like that still existed. (Well maybe not forgotten but had gotten comfortable enough that I felt cushioned from it.) And then I was visiting Thor-Space and saw his “God Hates Fags Christmas” post.
The following video was created by the Westboro Baptist Church. If you want to know more about them, you can visit them at their website, http://www.godhatesfags.com. And that is not a misprint folks–that is the correct name of their website. What this proves to me is that people who hate make sure that they teach their children to hate. It’s like the song from the musical, South Pacific (yes, I am a gay man so I must include Rodgers and Hammerstein references whenever possible), “You must be carefully taught.” Children are not born evil and hateful, they’re taught. And the following video is an example of what they are learning:
I really don’t mean to bring on downer topics during the holiday season but hatred knows no season, cares for no holiday. It marches on whether it’s sunny or cloudy, rainy or clear. And it’s out there, waiting for your children.
I’m not a very religious man but I do believe people should have the right to worship whatever they believe in, and then, I see something like this. It shows the BIG difference between religion and God. What I mean is, man can interfere with religion and really mess it up, but God is God. Nobody can interfere with that. I know there are many religious people who read my blog so what do you think? Is this what your church teaches? Is this the God you know? If you believe in God, how do you think He feels about His name being used in this manner?