May 14, 2009

UNHINGED, PART TWO: The New Conservative(?) spokespeople/haters are self-defeating toothless tigers!

UNHINGED, ¨the haters,¨ Part Two



¨After years of focusing on gays and lesbians with its protests, the Westboro Baptist Church has a new target — the Jewish community.

The Topeka, Kan.-based church, which features the slogan “God Hates Fags,” protested at three Jewish sites here last Friday afternoon. The protests are part of a series of upcoming rallies that will bring members of the church to Jewish community institutions in Omaha, St. Louis, South Florida and Providence in the next few weeks, according to the church’s Web site and fliers the group is distributing that list scheduled protests and proclaim “Jews Killed the Lord Jesus.”

Led by Pastor Fred Phelps, the 71-member church, according to Anti-Defamation League research, first gained notoriety about a decade ago when it began picketing the funerals of gays or those they thought were gay — including Matthew Shepard, who was the victim of an anti-gay attack.

In recent years, church members frequently have protested outside the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, or at other events that are likely to bring news coverage and, in turn, publicity to the church. One such event was the funeral of three young girls killed in a traffic accident.

While picketing outside the Washington office of the Anti-Defamation League last Friday, Phelps’ daughter Margie told JTA that the group is now focusing on the Jewish community because church members have been “testifying” to gentiles for 19 years that “America is doomed” and they haven’t gotten the message.

“Now it’s too late,” she said. “We’re done with them.”

Margie Phelps added, “one of the loudest voices” in favor of homosexuality and abortion is “the Jews, especially the rabbis.”“They claim to be God’s chosen people,” she said. “Do you think that God is going to wink at that forever?” read it all, click HERE


By The Reverend Doctor JERRY MANEKER

¨Fred Phelps and his group of haters are toothless tigers who aren't worth mentioning, so I'm not even going to mention them, save to use them as but one example of the well known Social Psychological finding that when anyone discriminates against a given minority group, he/she usually discriminates against one or more other minority groups as well.¨

¨So, most people who discriminate against Gay people are also likely to discriminate against one or more other minority groups, such as Jews, African Americans, immigrants, etc.

Therefore, it is not only hypocritical but self-defeating for any person in a minority group to discriminate against any other minority group, for to do so aligns him/herself with those who at the drop of a hat can, and likely will, turn around and discriminate against him/her! So, it's pathetic when an African American minister, Gregory Daniels, states: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them." read it all, click HERE

¨Make no mistake: those at the forefront of homophobia are no different than were and are the White Supremacists in the U.S.! They are also likely to have contempt for one or more other minority groups, and one plays the fool if he/she is a member of any minority group who discriminates against, or advocates discrimination against, Gay people, or any other minority group for that matter!

Anyone who discriminates against LGBT people just has to wait a little while before his/her advocacy of such discrimination comes back to bite him/her in the rear end in the form of former "allies" becoming his/her arch enemies in order to express the hatred that lies in their hearts!¨

¨Never let other people define your reality or put you into bondage to their ways of thinking."*

*The Reverend Doctor Jerry S. Maneker, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at California State University, Chico

·Thanks to The Reverend Doctor Jerry Maneker
·Thanks to A Christian Voice, at the right side bar
·Thanks to Eric Fingerhut
·Thanks to San Francisco Sentinel
·Thanks to Flickr Photosharing


Fred Schwartz said...

Great work Leonardo!

Cany said...

Great post, Leonardo, and I really enjoyed the links.

Rev. Manaker is totally right on!

Lynn said...

Okay, this "who killed Jesus" campaign can't just stop with the Jews. Since he suffered under Pontius Pilate - and therefore the Roman Empire - Italian restaurants are next. Boycott lasagna for Christ!

How these people can sustain such hatred is beyond me. Surely there's a way to put it to productive use - how about setting them on the task of ridding Manhattan of cockroaches? That would keep them busy.