by Rick Boxx
March 17, 2010
Fred Phelps is the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. For years he's mocked Jesus' teaching by picketing funerals and harassing the families of soldiers during their time of grief.
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether Mr. Phelps and his church are responsible for emotional damages to the family of one of the soldiers. Although "free speech" makes this case challenging, God's Word, however, cuts through the injustice of Mr. Phelps' actions.
1 John 4:20 teaches, "If anyone says, ‘I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen."
Whether or not the Supreme Court sides with Mr. Phelps we need to pray for love to prevail.
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