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In the Name of Christianity

October 7th, 2010 at 01:01 am

I'm a tear right now.

I just watched the news and I'm fed up with some church who thinks it is their First Amendment Right to demonstrate at soldiers' funerals and wave signs that say pray for dead soldiers. Not that they want prayers for the dead, but that they become dead.

They claim the was is God's was of punishing our country because people are allowed to live and be homosexual.

Personally, I'm not going to get into a lifestyle choice. And I'm all for First Amendment Rights.

But, to claim they are doing it as Christians? Sorry, folks, as a Christian, I don't want anything to do with that unloving militant group. Jesus said there the commandments could be summed up with these two ways: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself.

I don't know about you, but I don't think that group is being very loving, especially to a group of people who are hurting because their child, spouse, or friend was killed in war times.

And they certainly aren't very losing to those folks who are gay.

It might be what they claim as their First Amendment Right to demonstrate, but just because it might be legal (I am waiting to hear what the Supreme Court decides, that's why I'm sort of waffling here), but it is kind? Is it moral?

Somehow, I don't believe God sent this group to be this cruel to get his message across. I hate to announce to them that God is fully capable of punishing folks without man's help.

So, forgive my rant, but if this is loving, I don't think I want to be a part of THAT church!

15 Responses to “In the Name of Christianity”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I totally agree with you.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Isn't there a Christian saying that god is love and all who abide in love abide in god? Well, it doesn't seem to me that those people abide anywhere near love. Such a twisted, sick fixation they have!

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    Unfortunately, people do and say a lot of things in the name of religion. I just look to do what is right and be a good person and hope that for others as well.

  4. momcents Says:

    This is a thought-provoking post. DH and I have been talking with the kids about stuff like this lately (they're 6th and 7th grade). We've concluded that not all Christians act like Christians, a name-only sort of thing. And there are plenty of moral and ethical people out there who aren't *gasp* Christian. Our agnostic friends are more considerate and better stewards of their resources than our born-again acquaintances. To kick someone when they are down rather than extend a hand of a support is just wrong. No two ways about it.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    As John Lennon wrote and that I saw on a bumper sticker today: Imagine No Religion. I just wonder sometimes if we might be better without.

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    That "church" is one hateful controlling patriarch who tries to abuse and brainwash all his offspring into hating as well, and the ones that don't are disowned and excommunicated. It's very sad to me because I think, that's a large family (albeit a very small church). At least some of those kids are bound to be gay (I consider it to be mostly genetic, not so much a lifestyle choice), and it must be eating them alive from the inside with self-hatred.

    I hope there's some law that makes this not protected speech. It's about time they were kept away from funerals.

  7. Ima saver Says:

    I certainly agree with you too!

  8. Broken Arrow Says:

    Both Christianity and Islam preaches peace and tolerance, and yet, there are those that will use these religions as a weapon to control and hurt others. In a sense, fringe groups like these are no better than the terrorists we face, because in the end, they do the same thing, except the distortion of different religions.

  9. crazyliblady Says:

    I am constantly amazed at the things people do to hurt each other in the name of religion when the entities they worship preached nothing but love and acceptance.

  10. retire@50 Says:

    I wish the media wouldn't make such a big deal out of these things, playing it over and over. That just makes them do it more. The same when that guy was threatening to burn the Koran. Let's all just ignore the idiots and maybe they will stop if no one pays attention. I feel so sorry for the families, but maybe after one or two events when they get no attention, they will leave other families alone.

  11. Jerry Says:

    I think that these chuckleheads are getting WAY too much media attention, which then leads right into their stupid game. The best insurance for them to go away, aside from running directly into the combat units in which these brave men served -- which would be OH so satisfying) -- is for them to be ignored or marginalized and kept from the premises... free speech does not mean that they can wantonly cause harm.

  12. rob62521 Says:

    I agree...far too much media attention for a bunch of crackpots!

  13. baselle Says:

    Regarding this, I saw this editorial
    Text is cartoon and Link is
    cartoon yesterday and it made me feel a hair less livid.

  14. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Never discuss Money, Religion or Politics ! lol

    Oh... as an Irish person, that is just shocking behaviour. I don't think it would happen here. If they tried, they would probably be man-handled out of the way by relatives and friends of the deceased or arrested by the Police.

    That is really low. These people are brainwashed by a fake plastic idea of religion. They are to be pitied. God is Love in my mind. They don't seem to know what love means.

  15. Homebody Says:

    Not sure how I missed this, but may I saw, thank God for the Harley riders or whoever those guys are who are starting to counter them.

    My YD did a military funeral last January (she is a military wife) here in California and the Vietnam vets with their leather jackets, long hair and motorcycles were all over the place working security. They even kicked out a media photographer from the funeral, my daughter was the only one authorized to shoot pictures (and she is only 23!).

    Those people (who protest at military funerals) are not Christians in any sense of the word.

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