Kevin DeYoung: A Message to Westboro “Baptist” “Church”
There’s really nothing good about the news that Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket East Lansing High School on Thursday. Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is well known for protesting funerals, desecrating American flags, and promoting its signature message that “God Hates Fags.” A trip to the Westboro website makes you wonder if this “church” (actually, Pastor Fred Phelps and his large family) is completely sane. What kind of group announces they’re going “to picket the worthless brats who attend East Lansing High School”? And why are they coming to our fair town anyway? I don’t think anyone really knows, other than that it appears they’ll already be in the area.
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