A Westboro Baptist Church demonstration
Just yesterday on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com we spoke about rising facism and anti-Semitism around the world. And I repeatedly made the point that intolerance toward one was intolerance toward all.
As if to illustrate my point the Westboro Baptist Church, which has been known for decades as the gay-bashing church, is spreading its intolerance toward Jews. It's the same church, by-the-way, that sends members out to protest at the funerals of U.S. servicemen killed in the line of duty (apparently they believe that it was God's punishment for them serving this nation in combat).
Perhaps having tired of its "God Hates Fags" campaign, members of the Kansas-based church are traveling the nation to stand outside of Jewish institutions with new signs proclaiming "Jews Killed The Lord Jesus." The fact that Jesus was a Jew and that he was crucified by the Romans probably escapes them. But even if that were true, what do the actions of people centuries ago have to do with those alive today?
It's anti-Semitism at its worse.
Who knows which group will be this church's next target. But so long as we remain silent about its attacks on gays and, now, Jews, the church will feel comfortable in moving onto yet another segment of society next.
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