Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Phelps Family Chapel targets Paterno funeral

Here they come again. That handful of sons, daughters, nephews, and and long lost cousins that collectively constitute the Fred Phelps Family Chapel, a.k.a. Westboro Baptist Church, is gearing up for another funeral protest. According to the Religion News Blog, the family spokesdaughter has tweeted out the marching orders.
The Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group masquerading as a Christian church — has announced its next publicity seeking opportunity.

The hatemongers, whose despicable teachings and practices make it theologically a cult of Christianity say the group will picket the funeral of Joe Paterno.

The legendary college football coach died from lung cancer last Sunday.

“Joe Paterno is dead. WBC will picket his funeral,” Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro’s leader Pastor Fred Phelps, wrote on Twitter. “He’s in hell. Don’t partake of your neighbor’s sin!”

I noted some time back that this "cult of Christianity" has a rather conspicuous aversion to invoking the name of Jesus. Recently, Greg Griffith noted the same aversion within another "cult of Christianity" which views homosexuality in a decidedly different light. This is neither ironic nor coincidental. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of any cult, regardless of its theological bent, is a denial of the Incarnation. An aberration that relies on a preponderance of words has no use for the Word made flesh.