It is bad enough the Westboro Baptist Church is spewing their hate-filled rhetoric around the internet and at military (or other high-profile) funerals. However, what is worse is the lot is a whole bunch of hypocrites. When they bemoan how disgusting homosexuality is, they are ignoring the fact that one of their most prominent members committed a high “sin” by having sex out of wedlock.
When Keith Allen interviewed Shirley Phelps-Roper, she talked about how you can have sex any way you want with the one person you choose to marry and live your life with, within that holy, sacred marriage. In the meantime, Roper was ignoring the fact that she had sex outside that sanctimonious marriage she so boldly claims all people must have. Apparently, the standards the WBC sets are ONLY for those not within the WBC. It’s apparently okay for Shirley to have had sex out of wedlock, but not for anyone else to commit any other sins nor have sex out of wedlock as she did.
Roper believes she has repented for said sin and therefore, the slate has been erased clean, and therefore her sex out of wedlock should not be discussed as it no longer matters.
I just want to point out a few things:
1. I do not care about people having sex out of wedlock…I cannot get married therefore, I am guilty of such
2. I do not believe in sin, as I am not a Christian
What I do care about is others holding themselves to the same standards, and the WBC makes exceptions for their own. With that in mind, I have a message for Shirley and the rest of the WBC community: