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:
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."

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps a little Nietzsche is an appropriate response to such bigoted Christian candor.

    "'God himself cannot exist without wise people,' said Luther, and with good reason; but 'God can exist even less without unwise people' - that our good Luther did not say!"

    "If God wanted to become an object of love, he should first of all have had to give up judging and justice: a judge, even a merciful one, is no object of love."

    (Both from The Gay Science, S. 129 and 140, respectively.)