God Hates Fags.

I am so sorry I had to use such an offensive word in my title, but I wanted to get the attention of those who need to read this the most. Below is a video showing Russel Brand (a UK comedian) interviewing two members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who are renowned for their vocal hatred of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community.

The following is my personal views and opinions regarding this video and this subject in general. Please feel free to watch the video and make your own conclusions. I wrote down my thoughts while watching the video…

  • Firstly, the men from the Church give Russel Brand a sign saying “Fag Pimp Brand”. How charming is that? Not only is that so offensive to those from the LGBT community, it just seems childish and unnecessary. It also suggests they associate the word ‘gay’ with prostitution. For those of you who may be confused, prostitution is where someone gets paid to perform sexual acts. Being gay is where you are attracted to someone of the same sex. These terms are not interchangeable.
  • The men from the Church say that they love everyone in the audience, and by telling them they are sinning they are proving their love. If you encourage sinning, such as homosexuality, then you hate the person because they’re going to hell. You encourage the hatred of a group of people because you love them? This just doesn’t make sense to me. Can we not just love everyone and let God decide who deserves to go to heaven? Surely, God will let you into heaven if you promote the love and acceptance of everyone who doesn’t cause harm to others? But if you show hatred to someone who has caused no harm, then won’t you go to hell?
  • The phrase “God hates fags” was mentioned. I hate this expression. God hates no one. Are you God? No. Why are you speaking for him, when, if he truly hated gay people wouldn’t he just kill them all off if he’s the all powerful being he is depicted as? Surely God has allowed people to be born with different sexuality, and we should embrace and accept this. In fact, it is repeatedly mentioned throughout the Bible that love of everyone is the most important thing- and this is mentioned so much more than the idea that homosexuality shouldn’t be allowed.
  • Russel Brand mentions that there are more important issues that we should be focusing on. I agree with this. I think people of all religions, races, genders, sexualities etc. should unite to try and end issues that are hurting people. For example, one in five women worldwide will be raped. And one in seven men worldwide will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Or the fact two million children each year will die because they can’t access clean drinking water. Is the fact that some people are not heterosexual of more importance than uniting to try and solve these problems? Picture this: if every time someone made a sign saying they hate gay people, each time someone bullied someone for their sexuality, and each time a protest was made against gay marriage, they donated money to charity instead. Or they protested against animal cruelty, or they just simply smiled. Wouldn’t that be a much better use of our time?
  • Ghandi is going to hell. This made me giggle a bit, but also cry a little on the inside. He’s going to hell because he said the phrase “God loves the sinner, but hates the sin”. See I quite like this quote, I think it shows that God loves you no matter what, he just doesn’t agree with your actions sometimes. But let’s just ignore the years of non-violent protests and civil rights work Ghandi carried out to improve the lives of others. This seems like such a twisted view of life and I think it’s quite sad.
  • I don’t like that they say gay people are perverts. Perverts are people whose sexual behaviour is not seen as “normal” and is unacceptable in our society, so in their eyes the LGBT community are perverts. But in my opinion their sexuality is normal for them, just like it’s normal for me to be attracted to men. I believe that as long as a relationship involves adults who give consent then it shouldn’t matter what sexuality someone identifies as and I think it is so offensive to call someone a pervert when they are not doing anything to hurt someone.
  • “God’s love is for everybody”. This was spoken by one of the gay men in the video and I couldn’t agree more. Everyone who embraces God deserves his love, and who are we to say that they can’t?

Although I am not gay, I support anyone who is a member of the LGBT community and I really hope that in the future I won’t have to write posts like this because there will be no discrimination. I am also not religious, I do not believe in any God. I do believe in the principles of religion though, love and unity and acceptance and hope. But I don’t agree with people who use religion to promote hate against people.

Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

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19 thoughts on “God Hates Fags.

  1. There’s also the fact that in the Bible there are loads of other things that God says people shouldn’t do, I think eating pork is one of them, but we do them anyway. Why people like these guys focus so much on homosexuality is beyond me.

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  2. You are so, so amazing. Thank you. I watched that video and I had hatred in my gut for those two men who said ALL those things. It scared me a little but I couldn’t stand it.

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  3. What a great and necessary post. I’m hoping that one day, somewhere, someone will read this and it will change their mind. It certainly should. I’ve actually seen this video before, a few years ago, and it’s just so sad to me that it’s still relevant today. I guess the world’s changed less than I thought.

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    • Thank you so much πŸ™‚ And although America has just legalised same sex marriage, which I’m very happy about, being gay is still not widely accepted and that’s not right. Thanks again for taking the time to comment πŸ™‚

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  4. It is true. God hates the sin, not the sinner. “For ALL have SINNED and come SHORT of the Glory of God.” Romans 3:23. you, me, the person reading this comment, every single human being on the face of this planet have sinned, it is our old sin nature before we get saved. That’s why Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose up three days later to prove that He is God. His perfect holiness paved the way for ALL of us, to go to heaven. His grace and LOVE for every single human being showed upon that cross!. He PAID the price for your sin and my sin so that we can go to heaven. Our debt to Christ because of our sin is PAID IN FULL through Jesus. John 3:16 “For God so LOVED the world that He sent His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth IN HIM, Shall not perish, but have eternal life”. Because of sin, EVERYONE deserves hell Romans 6:23 “For the Wages of sin is DEATH (hell) but the GIFT of God is ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord.” You don’t have to wonder if you’re good enough to go heaven, you don’t have to wonder if your good outweighs the bad, you don’t have to do good works to go heaven. Eternal Life is yours if you accept Christ as your Saviour? will you pray and take that free gift? I’m sorry if that was long!! (: but I hope I can shed some truth to anyone who’s reading this. And I like your article too!! haha westboro baptist shouldn’t be bashing on gays. they should show them love and the love of Christ for them. God’s love IS for everybody (:

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  5. Thank you for this post, I’m sure it’s definitely helped people and it’s really thoughtful. God loves everyone, right?? Who we love shouldn’t affect our how we’re treated.
    Also (and I’m aware this doesn’t relate to the post but still) I love the new theme! At first I was like, “Whoa, I was looking for Every Word You Say, not whatever this is!” and then I realised it was still you πŸ™‚

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  6. God does love everyone, but he hates the sins we commit. It is not in our place to judge anyone, and that is where most of our religious people are going wrong. We are all aware that Homosexuality, among others, is a sin and God dislikes all sins. However, there is only one sin that God will not forgive, and that is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. It seems amazing to me how people try to do God’s job.
    Lot was living in Sodom and Gomorrah and nowhere in the Bible did i read that he was condemning the people because of their orientation. At the end of the day, NO SIN will enter heaven (from murder to a lie we told in a joke). So let people exercise their free will, which is one of the greatest gift given by God.
    What i don’t understand however, is when people try to justify wrong with wrong. Like Homosexuality is a sin but so is telling a lie, but people are not giving each sin the same amount of intensity. I know the basis of that thought: Every sin is a sin. But even Jesus spoke about the issues that were affecting the people at that time. The only problem i see with what is going on, is where religious groups are trying to shove their beliefs down the throat of others…. Give the world the truth and leave the rest to God. That is our only job on this Earth.
    Why not worry about ourselves and work on having a closer relationship with God. “He who is without sin, cast the first stone”.

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