Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Love and Hate Cannot Exist in the Same Space

Wednesday March 24, from 2:30-3:30 pm, Rachel, I and anyone else who wants to join us will be standing outside Fort Dorchester High School In Summerville, South Carolina.

We will be holding signs of love and doing all we reasonably can to surround and hide from sight the group from Westboro Baptist Church who will be there to protest.

I've read the website. Still can't quite figure out why this small town school deserves the wrath of these... people... but I will stand up to say they are wrong.
I've heard suggestions that we should just ignore them.

*sighs*

We're the body of Christ, right? If you had a festering, stinking, pus filled infection on your face, would you be able to ignore it? They claim to be a mouthpiece for God. If the Body ignores this gaping wound, it won't go away. It will spread.

I plan to stand up and be counted as one who knows the reality of Love... not twisted hate.

I can't ignore hate speech that claims to speak for me. I will speak for myself and hope others of my faith dare to stand up and do the same.






5 comments:

  1. Ooh, I got de-friended on Facebook for saying I was gonna protest these idiots. I refuse to acknowledge this FAMILY as a church. They disgust me, frustrate me, irritate the living daylights out of me.

    I'm not gonna get up on my soapbox about them again.

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  2. What's going on at the school. I've not heard anything about this. - Jamie

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  3. @rose... i'm so sorry someone was stupid enough to defriend you. that's ridiculous.
    @jaime... so far as I know, nothing specific has happened. however, i'm sure they have allowed (as has my kid's high school) same sex couples at prom.
    they are protesting 8 different locations here. 2 Jewish community centers, 2 highschools, the air force base, a local college and... i can't remember the rest.
    here's the link to the article. http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2010/mar/11/protesters-coming-here/
    i'm sick of holding my tongue. i've been quiet and willing to keep the peace too fricking long.

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  4. I can't be there but I've marked the day and time on my pop-up calendar and I'll be behind you all in prayer while you are out there. I'll alert Mama, see if we can't have the prayer line out here backing you up as well.

    You're dead on with the infection of the Body. It needs to be lanced, and blocking them with signs of love is the best way I can imagine to do it, no matter how much I might like to use a big ole' knife!

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  5. OK, so WBC is Westbro Baptist Church. Hmm, so what were they protesting outside the school for? They want the school to stop teaching evolution in biology classes?

    OK, for this wicked wicked thoughts they will accumulate such bad karma as to be reborn as retarded dung beetles.

    ;-) Now you know why its best to be Hindu when it comes to these things!!

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