Westboro Baptist Church and leader Fred Phelps do not act like Christians and this group should not be looked upon as a Christian group. Westboro Baptist Church and leader Fred Phelps will picket Elizabeth Edwards’ funeral on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Westboro group is frequently in the headlines for its extremist opposition to homosexuals, Jews and other groups.
The basic teachings of the Christian faith are steeped in the message of “do unto others”, treat others how you would like to be treated.
For example, the members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church protest military funerals as some sort of show against homosexuals. The reason this group is picketing Elizabeth Edwards funeral? She didn’t mention God in her Facebook status update the day before she died.
Westboro Baptist Church members will hold a protest and picket Elizabeth Edwards funeral from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. and make no mistake, there is absolutely nothing CHRISTIAN about this protest. I’m a practicing Catholic and I’ve studied my share of the Bible, but I’ve never read anything in the Word of God that directs people to be cruel or evil.
It is appalling that Westboro members would inflict more pain on a family that has been through so much. Their actions go against the very fiber of the Christian faith and they should be ashamed.
Westboro Baptist Church is NOT a Church—it’s a cult.