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Thread #63998 Message #1043530
Posted By: JennyO
28-Oct-03 - 09:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Matthew Shepard (1976-1998)
Subject: RE: BS: Matthew Shepard
This sort of thing just reminds me why I'm not a Christian anymore. I know there are many well meaning Christians - I am friends with some of them - but I have encountered a lot of intolerance and judgmental attitudes amongst so-called Christians, and throughout history, many crimes of violence have been committed and far too many bloody wars fought in the name of Christianity. This is not what Jesus intended. Somewhere along the way, the Christian Church has got it terribly wrong.
Unfortunately, Fred Phelps is the result of the intolerance and hatred common to some extreme fundamentalist "Christians". He's not the only one. I had an uncle like that, so have experienced it first hand, because he made me a target. I was quite relieved when he died. He was a dangerous man.
It is not consistent with my beliefs to wish harm on anyone, but with Fred Phelps, I just might make an exception. Lets just say that I hope he gets what he deserves, and soon.