I cannot tell you how it breaks me heart when I hear of soldier’s funerals being picketed by the Westboro Baptist Church. On Saturday November 13th, 2 days after Veteran’s Day they will be at my home town picketing the funeral of Sgt. Jason McCluskey at 9:15am at the First Baptist Church in McAlester. Many friends and family of course will be there as support and are planning to make a human fence to help keep them as far away as possible.
These people thrive on hate and do NOT represent what Christianity is by any means as well as the Baptist religion. They are in basic terms, attention seekers. The verses they quote are misinterpreted and the very least abused out of context. God hates no one! God is love! He hates sin not the sinner. “…Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone...” John 8:7.
These individuals want nothing more than everyone’s backlash. They want to be physically attacked so they can “show” everyone just how right they are. I know it makes no sense to the typical person with sense. I am not going to go on a tirade about what should be done to these individual’s, it is not for me to decide. But I ask, please refrain from any type of physical retribution. This goes for the individuals who are threatening to “punch” or worse. You have every right to feel angry with them, but don’t feed their hate by turning your anger into hate as well. I can’t imagine what it must be like to go everyday with this all consuming hate towards people and claim that it’s in the name of Jesus Christ. Will they ever realize they are wrong? Unfortunately, only after it is too late. So do not waste one ounce of energy hating them or trying to get back at them. It will be in vain. Honor this soldier and be there for the family. Make your wall, it and in itself is an awesome way to stand up for him and the rights he and other fellow soldiers have fought for that these individuals abuse and take for granted. Let their energy be in vain.