The Westboro Baptist Church’s Golden Globes 2014 protest actually had a counter-protest from Christian groups.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Westboro Baptist Church has increasingly been at odds with other Christian groups, even including the American Family Association, which agrees with them when it comes to homosexuality.
Besides religious groups and political organizations, we’ve seen diverse groups banding together to attack the hate group. For example, there’s the White House, Ke$ha, Vince Gill, and even Satanists, who held a “pink mass” ritual in order to turn Fred Phelps’ dead mother into a lesbian.
When you have even Satanists and Christians uniting together to confront the Westboro Baptist Church, you’d think the members would have second thoughts about their actions. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The devoted followers of the Phelps clan apparently feel other religious groups are “phony Christians,” and they’re not too picky about the denomination.
Just recently the Westboro Baptist Church staged several protests against the Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Catholics. They came waving the usual signs, but one nasty new addition is a sign that indicates Paul Walker is in hell. In response, hundreds of Christians rallied to form a “Wall of Protection” so the churches wouldn’t be bothered.
Pastor Keith Banwart Jr. says the Westboro Baptist Church’s Golden Globes protest apparently was expanded to include them:
“They come out for the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. Westboro Baptist Church is a cult that operates out of Topeka, Kan. led by Fred Phelps. They travel across the country protesting at churches, military funerals, believing that God’s wrath is coming down on America and not allowing LGBT people to live in peace. These people, want to show that God’s love is bigger than the hate that may be displayed here this morning.”
Pastor Kurt Christenson of the Lutheran church agrees with this message that love, not hate, is the answer:
“One of the things I say every Sunday morning is ‘good morning saints, good morning sinners.’ We carry the same hate in our hearts. We know that the folks in Westboro are angry, and that comes out in hate. At this point I think they’re just angry at everything. I think they’re angry at the way America seems to be going. It’s not like it used to be. They’ve decided they don’t want to engage in conversation. They just want to yell and scream and protest. There is an opportunity to say at the end of the day that love is stronger than hate.”
What do you think about these diverse Christian groups uniting to counter-protest the Westboro Baptist Church’s Golden Globes plans?
— Sabrina Lieberman (@sabrinaliebs) January 13, 2014
— Melissa Hayes (@MelissaHayes113) January 13, 2014