This actually hits me in about the same spot as the recent story of the Iraqi girl being stoned to death: It just saddens me that some people are SO caught up in their religious "stuff" so much that they hurt others intentionally thinking God wanted them to do it. And no, the WBC crew hasn't killed anyone, I realize that. But ya never know.....I'd say it could happen.
The only positive thing I heard in the whole thing was the girl saying she had no interest in marriage or kids as the end times are near. Good, maybe the retard bloodline will die out soon due to their incessant, ineffective picketing and lack of sexual relations with anyone.
"God did this, so it's perfect." So it was God who made their picket line, but someone else who made gay people? I'm glad they have the authority to decide what God did and did not do.
It sounds like they just want the attention. They're not trying to bring people to their side, they wouldn't even listen to the one guy who was saying that he didn't agree with the homosexual lifestyle, and they know that their methods aren't changing people's minds. Basically, they're just using Christianity to spread their hate. I don't even think Christianity is even their core belief system, it's just a tool they use. "We adhere to all the tenets of all the mainstream religions." Like love your fellow man? Sure thing guys.
The part that struck me the most was that of the 21 year old daughter that Louis spoke with. You could tell that he was on some level getting to her by her mannerisms. You could tell there was some real internal stuggle there, but she couldn't really go again her entire family/life.
And the 7 year old at the end was creepy... Talk about some early indoctrination.
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As deplorable as the crap these people pull is, I think they make a larger negative impact by serving as a scapegoat. They are so extreme with their hatred that they allow the "regular" homophobe to feel better about himself (or herself I guess) and not feel bad for his own actions. The person who doesn't necessarily hate gay people, but sure doesn't want to work closely with one, or see two guys holding hands, the guy who casually uses the "f" word and refers to things he doesn't like as "gay"...he can say, "I'm not a homophobe, those guys are homophobic." And go about his day secure in the knowledge that his feelings towards gay people aren't that bad because there are more extreme people out there.
It's comparable to how an organization like the KKK would allow somebody who maybe isn't openly and aggressively racist to feel better about themselves. I sure we all know somebody like that: They don't have a problem with black people, per se, they just don't want their daughter bringing one home, they probably cross the street or hold their purse a little tighter if they see a group of black teenagers approaching, etc. Having groups of such extremes, groups that are absolutely hate-filled and proud of it, makes others like like they are not so bad in contrast.