I had no intention of writing about this but after viewing it on the web I could not help it. This story represents a fact that the upper 90 % of the US population will never know about unless somebody tells them. And when one views it the person should not allow the images and words to freak them out. Instead they should realize the reality that such beliefs exists in this country and that some of our fellow citizens take it very seriously. Unfortunately you will not know these details via popular media. This is information they do not want you to know because if news like this was to be viewed by the everyday individual making his or her life in America a lot of people would likely change their mind regarding certain social/political views. But it is essential that people, everybody, especially Christians do not turn their attention away from such things not because we want to focus on what we view as "what is wrong with the world" or what many would call "negative", but so that we as a group, a community can see and realize the inner facts and realities that are behind what we discuss about everyday at work, in church, or at the dinner table.
Just a few days ago a group of satanists from their own New York based Satanic temple performed a ritual in front of the grave site of the mother of Fred Phelps The infamous Westboro church's founder. The ritual displayed two male temple members kissing each other while on top of Fred Phelps mother's grave site. They later had two women kiss each other while on top of the deceased woman's grave site. All this kissing was done in hopes of changing Fred Phelps deceased mother's sexual orientation into being gay. Now if you don't know, the Westboro church is the same church that is well known for picketing deceased US soldiers funerals showing signs depicting each soldiers death as the consequences for America's sins. They also hoist up signs for the media to captivate stating that "God hates fags". Now I personally don't agree with everything the Westboro church says or some of the methods they choose to communicate their message, but they do have the world's attention concerning big controversial issues capturing the attention of American people. Their message has been strong enough to warrant the attention of ABC news and this out of the woodwork satanic church.
We have the extremes of two groups of people, one wanting people everywhere to know that God hates fags, which he don't and the other wanting to kiss each other to the point that will transform a dead woman into a lesbian, nuts. Both are highly extreme messages with only one widely shown to the general public. Both messages are bizarre, the satanists' message being darker, but both alienate individuals from the true message of Christ. This is why it is essential that everyone be patient and well informed regarding what is going on and who is behind the issues on front center of the news scenes everyday. The devil is very much behind the message of gay acceptance as well as he is behind the extreme message of some of those who preach loudly about the sin but whisper silently the message of love, grace, forgiveness, and redemption. Christians together need to preach messages concerning love, grace, forgiveness, and redemption as well as God's wrath towards those who continue to give up their lives unto sin. God hates sin. He detests it. But he openly accepts those who are willing to repent of their sins and accept Him first and center into their lives. In God's center there is no hatred towards people no fear of the world. God's center delivers hope and refuge to the individual heaped and struggling with the temptation to sin. His center provides a path away from darkness, providing hope, a means for forgiveness, a life full of love and compassion. A love greater than what can be offered at Westboro and certainly more comforting then the kisses illustrated by the two male and two female couples representing the temple from the devil.
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16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[a] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. Galatians 5:16-26