Good morning, WBC!
We are two students who are very interested in knowing more about your religion. We find your opinions very interesting and therefore we would like to use the information we gain from you in a school project.
If possible, we would like to ask you a couple of questions regarding your faith.
-Does it feel different to live in the US today with a lot of people accepting gay marriage?
NO – it all feels great, seeing the providence of God unfolding in these last days of all.
-A normal day as a member in Westboro Baptist Church: does it differ a lot from other religions? Only focusing on daily routines, for example praying.
I do not know about other religions and their daily lives. I can tell you about my house, and I suspect that most of the families of WBC look kind of like my house: Up early, tending to the business of school, work, and all that goes with living this live. We pray in the morning. I have a focus toward God in my heart and mind, my prayers flow all the day long. I know that God is all in all to all, and I know that He hears the prayers of His people, that He loves a humble heart, that we must humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, that we must seek God, bring our needs before God, cast our cares upon God, seek humility, patience, a removal of iniquity from my heart and hand, a proper and pleasing spirit, a spirit of forgiveness and kindness. God is All In All, To All! We are nothing and less than nothing, and unprofitable servants; we bring no good thing to the table, so we must seek God and ask for good teaching and grace abounding in our days, if the Lord would consider it. Thankfully and happily, we have His word that He will give us all good things and proper desires, if we obey Him.
-How does it feel to live in a society where you don’t really agree with other people’s views on homosexual people for example, does it feel good or bad, and in that case why?
If you knew how supremely indifferent I feel about how an adulterous and sinful generation of rebels feels about what God requires, you would not even ask.
-Do you define yourself as “Christian” or as a member of Westboro Baptist Church, or anything of that kind?
A Christian, by definition is one that follows the teachings of Christ, that follows Christ. That includes the words of Christ from beginning to end of the Bible. E.g. Christ said: “If you love me, keep my commandments.” Therefore, I would suggest to you, that the servants of God at Westboro Baptist Church are some of the very few Christians that exist in this earth today.
-What is your view on men and women, do they have the same rights? How about white and colored people?
Within the bounds of the Word of God about men and women, they do indeed have the same rights. That is, with the instruction that you find in the Bible about our respective roles in this life, and in our service to God (e.g. no women preachers). Also, in the roles of families, the husband/father is the head of the house, even as Christ is the head of the Church. We all must submit themselves to God and Christ and to each other in the Lord; wives must submit themselves to their husbands, in the Lord; and children must submit themselves to their parents, in the Lord. But aside from those good and orderly things, you find women in the Bible working, generally as men, within the bounds of strength, gifts, callings — ALL of which, comes from the Lord our God. Further, in the household of faith, all are entitled to receive blessings, mercies and gifts, according to the good will of our God.
AND in Heaven, there are no men or women, or any other demographics; we are like the angels.
The black and white distinctions are man-made. Again, in Heaven, there are no such things. These words should clear it all up for you:
Gal. 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Mt 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
-How do you think you should “handle” homosexual people?
I do not understand what you mean by “handle” … But I think you should treat each and every soul that you encounter, just exactly as you would like to be treated. Christ instructed us that way. So if you see a proud sinner, Christ says that you must not suffer their sin upon them, but in any wise rebuke them, and thereby, show that you love your neighbor. But do not mistreat them! And do not be confused by their rage and their insistence that your fulfilment of God’s word to them is hateful; that thinking is contrary to the Word of God.
-What is your view on other religions? Do you think your religion is the only right one or do you think that people have their own right to believe in what they want to believe in?
Our view is that if they do not speak according to the Word of God, it is because there is NO light in them. If you’re not worshipping Christ, you’re part of a false religious system and it will take you to Hell. Do not cast your lot in with any of them!
We won’t publish any information we gain from you, this is a private matter. But we would really like to know what you think, so hopefully you can find some time to answer our questions.
There is a vast body of scripture that goes with each of these answers, but if you give a care about your never dying soul, you will begin a course of reading the Bible every single day, and seeking the Lord for all things good and right and proper, knowing that God is the only source of help in this life.
Josh & Brian
Thanks for asking.
Your friends at Westboro Baptist Church