21 March 2014

Westboro Baptist Church and Me

This blog entry was originally posted on December 6, 2005. With the death of Fred Phelps it has been made relevant once more. I rerun it in its entirety.

Who Does God Hate?

Last week someone sent a copy of a URL to one of the boards I frequent. The website was something called “God hates veterans.” It is published by the same people, in Kansas, who maintain the “God Hates fags,” website.

After reading the web page, I was quite offended and I let the people responsible know how I felt. Here is the content of what I sent them:

Mr. Phelps (I will begin addressing you as Reverend on the same day I extend that extreme honor to Jesse Jackson),

I read your God Hates Veterans page. Wow. You’ve certainly got our number.

As a veteran, a confirmed Calvinist, a Christian who does not question his election, and a Baptist pastor, I must congratulate you on being the greatest bigot I have ever encountered – and I have known a few.

Yes, I hate homosexuality, perversion of all sorts, sin, and Satan. I do not, however, spread hate-filled messages throughout my universe. I can’t imagine what is gained by such foolishness. I preach Christ, and Him crucified. Yes, we must be serious and truthful about sin. We must not teach “easy-believism.” But the Gospel is, in fact, a positive message of the offer of salvation from our sinful situation. While I was yet a sinner, Christ died for me.

I question your salvation. Read God’s Word as a tonic, not a toxin. Get right with God.
May He have mercy on your soul.

In Christ,

Pastor Curt Lovelace

I was not expecting a reply, but I got one. It’s a beauty! Below you will find that reply in all its glory. I’ll leave any assessments up to the reader.
Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. - This is Curt Lovelace

Shame on you!!!!

You call yourself a man of God, yet you pick at the Saints of God? You know NOTHING of God or the Bible. You need to listen to the sermon from December 4. It addresses you -

Shame on you for volunteering to serve a nation that has forsaken God (Ps 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.) Any God fearing person would run from serving in this evil nations' armed forces. What is the matter with you? Can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Mt 16:1 ¶ The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

Not only did you serve in the fag infested, God hating military, you BRAG about it. You've propped up the military and the flag as your idol and have far more reverence for them than you do the Lord your God.

You think FAR too highly of yourself.
Ro 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

You are ashamed of the gospel of Christ, and you don't even know what that means. You have to preach the WHOLE counsel of God, not just what people will pay you for.
Ac 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Mr 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Ro 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Ro 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Ro 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
2Ti 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Where is your spectacle?
1Co 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
How can you be a spectacle when no one knows who you are? It's your job to preach to this nation, and you're not doing it.
Isa 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

You are not the city set on a hill which cannot be hid.
Mt 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Where is your banner?
Ps 60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Isa 13:2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

Does the world hate you?
Lu 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Joh 15:18 ¶ If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
1Jo 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

Why don't you love your neighbor?
Le 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
Mt 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Your quarrel isn't with us, it's with God. God does not know you, and you're headed straight for Hell.
Mt 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

By the way, you can take your title "Reverend" and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. Was that supposed to be an insult? All you've done is proven your total ignorance of the scriptures. The word reverend is used one time, in reference to God, not man.
Ps 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
Only a fool would apply the attributes of God to himself.

It didn't escape my attention that a "Christian", "Baptist pastor", and "confirmed Calvinist" such as yourself didn't put one Bible verse to support your claims. That's incredibly pathetic. Next time you decide to take on the Saint's of God, you might want to at least try and support your claims.

Don't forget to listen to last Sunday's sermon and read all of godhatesfags.com, godhatesamerica.com, priestsrapeboys.com and smellthebrimstone.com.

Thanks for writing. You're going to Hell, have a nice day!

Katherine Hockenbarger
An humble Tachmonite, and thankful member of Westboro Baptist Church

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