Some "Christians" are just wacky
The Rev. Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist in Kansas, is picketing funerals of American soldiers are being killed in Iraq. He believes that these deaths can be attributed to Gods vengeance. This vengeance is due to a perception of Mr Phelps, that America is too tolerant of Homosexuals . The protesters carry signs and shouted things such as "God hates fags" and "God hates you." (15 ).
Mr Phelps earned a law degree from Washburn University in Topeka but surrendered his license to practice law in federal courts and was disbarred by the state. This was due to his tactics in the Court room (16 ).
His home state Supreme Court, said "has little regard for the ethics of his profession.". He's also called a councilwoman "Jezebelian, switch-hitting whore.". He's also pursued an unsuccessful career in politics registered as a Democrat. His children claim that the Phelps home was filled with abuse (17 ).
As with the any Party, people can registered to any party they wish. Even if their beliefs directly conflict with the party members and party principles.
Jimmy Swaggart said "God, DELIVER us," And continued "from these PRETTY LITTLE BOYS, with their HAIR done, and their NAILS done, calling themselves PREACHERS of the gospel.". He was referring to Jim Bakker a disgraced TV evangelist, though he did mention him by name. he also used the names "hypocrites,", "false prophets", "charlatans" (18 ).
This self righteous indignation would not last, it never does. Soon he would be caught up in a sex scandal and he said "I do not plan in any way to whitewash my sin," He also said "No one is to blame but Jimmy Swaggart." He face his wife and said "I have sinned against you," he said, as if gasping for breath, "and I beg your forgiveness." He then begged God forgiveness "I would ask that your precious blood would wash and cleanse every stain until it is in the seas of God's forgetfulness never to be remembered again."(19 ).
Evangelist Todd Bentley proclaims he heals people, the healing includes making tumors disappear, a person being able to see out of a glass eye, and eve raising the dead. He realized their would be skeptics so he distributes a list of fifteen people healed with all but three medically verified. Of the phone numbers provided by the ministry to reporters, two were wrong, six did not return calls, the final two said they had the proof of a cure one would not let her doctor confirm the cure and they others doctor would not return calls with the patients authorization(20 ).