Opposite White's group will be a handful of demonstrators from Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church, whose members conduct frequent pickets carrying signs such as "God Hates Fags" and "Thank God for Aids." A spokeswoman for the church, Shirley Phelps-Roper, says Dobson's ministry "does not follow scripture" on homosexuality. "They (Focus) enable that sin because they have the big lie that God loves everyone," said Phelps-Roper. "If that's true, then Soulforce is correct, and they should be able to live like the devil himself and still go to heaven," she said. "Soulforce and Dobson are two animals with a slightly different coat. All the parts of those two groups are going straight to hell, and there's nothing they can do about it."
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Focus on the Family: Soft on Homosexuality
The Rocky Mountain News reports on a demonstration over the past weekend against Focus on the Family. Predictably, there's a gay rights group, Soulforce, involved. But more surprisingly, FotF is under fire from the other side, too: