This might be the strangest email you get, but I was just remembering something that happened in my senior year of high school.
I remember a church congregation stood outside my school and protested our lesbian “class couple” at Dover High School, in New Hampshire. I’m almost positive it was the Westboro Baptist Church, out of Topeka, Kansas. I hope I have contacted the right church!
I want to first ask if anyone at the church remembers traveling here in 2002, and also, could you please pass along a message for me? Please say thank you to whomever came here to fight the superintendent’s decision and represented us Christians who felt we couldn’t be honest about our views at the time.
Although I am not entirely sure where I stand, I know that I’m sick of the sodomy, perversion and anti-God mentality in America today. I’m especially angered by the prideful sinners and the general public being okay with so much homosexuality and even celebrating it. It makes me worry about the future my 4 children will grow up in, what they’re being exposed to, and how it will affect their own lives.
I’d love to view your sermons regarding this topic. Perhaps you could send me a few links or tell me how to find them on your website or elsewhere.
Thank you and God Bless you and your congregation!
Thank you for writing, MJ. Yes, our records establish that was our members preaching outside the high school in 2002.
We get why you might conclude that your email is strange, but far from it. From the earliest days of our ministry there have been those who timidly acknowledge that the things we articulate about the society are dead on. That is not because we have some special talent as human beings. We get our information about the society from reading those blessed scriptures to which everyone – including you in your high school years and today – has access. Simple words. Words prepared in our native tongue and expounded at length by writers in our native tongue over centuries of sincere interest in knowing what is God’s will and what the human’s duty. So please do not prop up the humans who are members of Westboro Baptist Church as though they’re another version of Nostradamus who pretends to have prescience by some power of divination. It’s much better for your soul to just read the words that have been supernaturally preserved through all human history for your edification.
While we’re giving caution, let us offer some clarity about the future in which your children will grow up. Christ declared plainly that the generation that ushers in His Revelation will resemble the days of Lot and the days of Noah. That certainly includes the grotesque pursuit of every form of fleshly sins – Jude says “going after strange flesh” (Jude 1:7) – but it is not limited to that. There will be a level of violence that makes it quite impossible for any human society to function with any civility or order. Sodomites of every stripe will rule this world. Laws will prohibit not just the bold preaching of the gospel on public streets … but even those who dare open their timid mouths to squeak some objection to that grotesque behavior behind closed doors. Your children will be required to participate with them, if they want to be able to have food to eat and a place to live. If they don’t comply, they will be ostracized, penalized, and very possibly killed.
Of course, the vast majority of mankind will submit. The spiritually anemic population will slavishly go along with the program. That is why when the eternal God holds court and determines the eternal fate of men, there are categories of those who are sentenced to damnation. The first category articulated – before those who love the sins of the flesh – are “the fearful, and unbelieving” (Revelation 21:8). This is sobering and eternal business we’re conducting – by God’s grace, of course.
So, if your heart is pricked to pay some honest attention to this then your only hope is that your fearfulness will be cast aside and you will be given “boldness in the day of judgment” (1 John 4:17). Our website is chock full of sermon links. We deal every week with critical scriptural material to help live “soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” (Titus 2:12). Our sermons going back several years are available for streamed listening at Westboro Baptist Church Sermons (godhatesfags.com) and downloading in mp3 or pdf format at WBC Downloads | Downloadable words of life (godhatesfags.com) There are hundreds of hours of wonderful bible-focused preaching. Nothing weak and insipid. Nothing milquetoast. Just beefy, relevant sermons.
Thank you for writing.
Your friends at Westboro Baptist Church