Originally posted by Badgered1
So a holy roller actually questions what they've been told to believe and quits....Hmmm.....
Properly read, the Bible is the quickest route to atheism...
Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by Byrd
You don't quit 'crazy'. It follows you wherever you go and whatever you do. I see really bad things happening with this one.
According to these sources, she and her sister Grace have left the church after starting to question what they were told to believe. As she came into contact with others on the Internet, she began to question whether what she had been taught was truly moral -- it was a discussion with a Jewish man (who quoted the New Testament to her, ironically enough) that made her reluctant to be part of the "God Hates Fags" paradigm.
They are apparently laying low for awhile. Church members are shunning them. She's in a lot of emotional conflict -- she loves her family, but now abhors what she did and what they stood for.
I hope that others in the church and family will leave Fred Phelp's circle of hate.
reply to post by Leuan
There is no "hiding behind the first amendment". The first amendment guarantees that your right to free speech cannot be affected. Free speech is a right. To think that someone speaking freely is hiding behind the 1st amendment is to give credibility to the notion that free speech should at any time be stifled. "I may not like what you have to say, but will defend to the death your right to say it." This is my view on WBC. I may want to fight over what they say, but I would never tell them they can't say it.