Wednesday

Westboro aka Why I'm Ashamed of Americans

This isn't what you think it's going to be.  No.  Really.  It's not.  You might not even like me very much after I say what I'm going to say. 

Americans...I am ashamed by you.

As if it wasn't enough that there were such deplorable people as those at Westboro Baptist...there are those who think themselves so much better than those at Westboro that they have the right to threaten to KILL those of Westboro simply because they do not agree with their speech or their actions.

Really, people?  Really?

OUR response to people who are behaving in a reprehensible manner in the name of Christ...is to threaten to KILL them just because we don't agree with their speech or their actions?

Don't get me wrong.  I DO think those of Westboro are behaving in a reprehensible manner.  What they are doing is nothing close to Christ-like. 

However, someone ELSE'S reprehensible behavior does not excuse OURS.  And I DO find threatening to KILL someone utilizing an object that your 2nd amendment rights guarantee you JUST BECAUSE they are exercising THEIR 1st amendment rights to be reprehensible.

Here, I'll say it again.  Reprehensible.

Voltaire once said, "I disagree with what you're saying, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."  I find that appropriate here.  I don't agree with what Westboro Baptist does or says, but I DO defend their Constitutional right to say it.

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