Thursday, January 24, 2008

Is this really being a follower of Christ?

While reading the wonderful signage at Crummy Church Signs, which always brightens my day when I read the bottom of the post. It seems the faithful followers over at Westboro Baptist with the guidance of the insane Phelps are going to picket Heath Ledger's funeral. Why? Because he played a gay cowboy, which according to this flyer, states that "Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there - beside which, nothing else about Heath Ledger is relevant or consequential."

There are too many things that sicken me about this flyer and the idea that this remotely looks like anything Christ stands for or teaches. I am truly lost for words and I pray they cannot picket anywhere near the actual location of the funeral because the Ledger family should be able to mourn their loss in peace and not be subject to these people's disturbing idea of evangelism and being faithful witnesses to Jesus Christ. All I can do is pray...

Lord, I do not know how you stand all that happens in your name. I do not know how you hold back your wrath but I thank you that you do. Because I am sure I too misrepresent you with my thoughts and actions too. Holy God, I pray for those will see the signs that these picketers will hold up and think it is your Gospel. I pray for those holding the signs who think this what you desire for them as your followers. Mold me, Westboro Baptist Church, and all others who fall short of your glory into a better likeness of your Son, who was full of uncompromising and unconditional love. AMEN.

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