So apparently Fred Phelps and his Westbouro Baptist Church is planning to picket the funeral of the guy who was brutally murdered on a Greyhound bus last week. In case you didn’t hear about it, on the late night bus from Edmonton, Alberta to Winnipeg, Manitoba, a 22 year old man on his way home was stabbed to death and then beheaded in an act of random violence. The bus had 37 people on board. It was really tragic and disturbing. The family of the victim didn’t know that it was their loved one who was the victim until a reporter came to their door nearly 24 hours later. The police delayed telling them for some reason.
So Fred Phelps and his church think that it is their God-given duty to make it even harder for the family and friends of this guy. Honestly, I’m tired of this church and their brutal, uncompassionate ways. It is an embarrassment, to say the least. Its one thing to speak out against unrighteousness and oppression. Its a completely different thing to pick on those who are most oppressed in the name of Christ. Where is the hope that the New Testament so passionately speaks of?? Where is the salvation that Christ offered on the cross?? Where is the love that we are supposed to have for our neighbors??