While I enjoyed the clip, I do get a bit tired of how this cult is only questioned on homosexuality, when that issue is nowadays just a fraction of
They have long moved way beyond this issue, and it indeed seems to be the TV industry that somehow considers this issue "safe" and fit to
Wouldn't it be topical to ask them about their opinions on Muslims and Jews, or divorced and remarried "Christian adulterers" for once?
The one Westboro dude (who seems to expand physically with every appearance, which shows that standing with posters might get you smugly into the
fresh air, but it does nothing for the metabolism) was wearing a shirt that says priests rape boys, and that was totally ignored.
There's a truth to that shirt, but the testimony of Nate Phelps also said that Westboro cult-leader Fred Phelps beat and seriously abused his kids, so
it also points a damning finger right back.
(See: Leaving Hate Behind - The Nate Phelps Story
(To see their Antisemitic and Islamophobic views, and general judgement of rival Christian preachers and groups, see the second Louis Theroux video -
America's Most Hated Family in Crisis
This hammering on the point of homosexuality may actually reinforce and repeat notions that being gay is indeed a sin, and that some forms of gay sex
only sin in the Bible.
The TULIP approach of Calvinism firstly teaches the Total Depravity of humans since Adam and Eve, and by their view salvation is predestined, and
hence it is not assured in all believers.
They shun some of their children, but the one leading daughter in the cult had illegitimate offspring, which according to Biblical legalism is a
"bastard" who technically should not be a part of the congregation.
So they also have double standards.
They live in a metaphorical glass house and throw rocks at everybody else - why not address this?
Anyway, it just seems odd to constantly dish out their homophobic views as entertainment, but I suppose their views on Jews and Muslims, and rival
Christian sects might cause riots and lawsuits.
edit on 21-11-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)