What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 11, 2010

Long Live The 1st Amendment

H/T to Crooks and Liars:

Thanks to Shea Gunther over at Mother Nature Network for putting attention on this. It's always so nice to see the good guys win. The Westboro Baptist Church thrives on spreading a nice helping of hate around. They sent their minions to West Virginia to let the families of the 29 dead miners know their loved ones died because we're too tolerant of alternative lifestyles. Their website says there are too many Catholics in West Virginia, another reason for the protest.

Anyway, watch this video. Seriously, watch the whole thing. I especially love the part where the guy from West Virginia starts quoting Bible verses back at them and tells them to "get out". As it rolls on, it's clear the good people of West Virginia have no intention of letting the haters get even a little bit of traction in their state.
The Scripture quoted by the guy (it's a little shy of 1:50 in) could be from Peter's sermon (Acts 2:21):
And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Or it could be from Romans 10:13:
For whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Considering the message from the Westboro Baptist Church (i.e. that "God Hates Fags") and it's certainty over who's in Hell, I'd think the guy was quoting from the Book of Romans, considering its context:
But the righteousness which is of faith speaks on this wise, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what said it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. For the scripture said, Whoever believes on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich to all that call on him. For whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
But what the hell do I know? I'm just an agnostic.

1 comment:

Clyde Wynant said...

"God hates Baptist assholes" Book of Reality, Chapter 12, line 6.