One Good Thing About Westboro Baptist Church

by Bill Brenner on December 20, 2012

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) hates homosexuals. In fact, its members hate pretty much everybody. When terrible tragedy strikes, they praise it as God’s retribution for all the things they’re against.

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That alone is reason for me to hate them back. But these people take it to even lower levels by picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers. Now they’ve threatened to picket funerals for the tiny victims of Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

But I’m not going to hate them back, because even a filthy group like this serves a purpose.


Here’s the one good thing about WBC: Their hateful actions bring out the good in others. They inspire people to take a stand for what’s right.

The best example this week: police, firefighters and others from neighboring states have come to Newtown, Conn., to form massive human walls at the funerals, blocking the Westboro picketers from the mourners’ view.

It goes to show that for every hateful action, there’s a loving reaction to overpower the bad.┬áIn this case, the WBC picketers were scared away.

God is good.


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Linda Lawrence December 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Thanks for this. I got a heads up on this a couple of days ago and posted. Thank goodness their presence has not been shown, yet.

Lori December 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

Excellent reminder, Bill, and a good example of how God turns every choice to His purpose, and reminds us here of how much love there is in the world.

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