Would anyone here like to defend fred phelps or the members of his family/church, westboro baptist?
He considers himself a model Christian, etc., and that he has the only true path to salvation.
You may note his name and the name of his church are not capitalized. That would infer a degree of respect, and, in his case, I have none.
The Supreme Court just ruled that his protesting at the funerals of fallen soldiers, while hurtful, is still free speech.
I actually agree with the ruling, because once you silence one person’s speech, you open the door to silencing all free speech.
But, I also believe that ethically, it would be difficult for me not to want engage the protesters at such funerals.
I am not a Christian, but were I one, I think I would be ashamed that such a man would call himself a Christian as well.
So, you Christians out there, how do you handle the subject of fred phelps and his cronies?