David Coresh at Waco Texas was another who gave way to using Christianity in conjunction with murder of the innocents. While many groups claim it was the US Government that burned Camp Davidian and its occupants to the ground. Most people understand that Coresh was a extremist who abused his power so that he could control his followers.
911 of course was one of the most horrific senseless acts on the part of an extremists. The murder of innocents was found from an idea that their way was better and that a God would reward the slaughter of innocent people.
Now a new savage idea is being allowed to run amok promoting hate and given time will morph into something darker and more dangerous.
The Rev. Fred Phelps and his followers believe soldiers' deaths and serious injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan are God's punishment for the United States tolerating homosexuality, Until recently they been protesting outside the funerals of soldiers, but are being blocked by citizens and groups trying to protect the families of fallen soldiers.
Their tactic is changing. Now they're promising to protest outside every VA hospital. These sick monsters can be seen carrying signs which read: "Thank God for maimed soldiers." or "God hates Fags."
Extremism is a dangerous thing and people like this are sick creatures. They are as dangerous as Hamas, as Al Quada or Charlie Manson.
We can make no excuse for this hate mongering and those who would share blame for their actions. A very dear friend of mine is a MInister of the church and his Son is gay and he understands fully that it is not a choice, it is a decision made by nature or god or both.
I also have a friend who still serves that came out after 12 years serving his Country. He is one of the best soldiers I have had the pleasure of serving with and given a Combat situation I would be confident to be a part of his section or even his fire team partner.
So what is the purpose of my post here? I suppose it is just perspective and to disperse stupid comments or accusations.
In my Canada, everyone should be free, everyone is equal and hate and ignorance should never be tolerated or excused. Mr. Phelps, Mr. Bin Laden and their supporters might profess to be different, but they are very much the same in that they are self righteous hypocrites who know nothing of God or his will.
Here's to free speech!