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Oct 26, 2012

Why Westboro Called Me a "Lying Whore False Prophet" Yesterday

Yesterday, I was part of The Nines, an online leadership event hosted by my friends at Leadership Network. The topic of my video was how churches can best handle a public relations nightmare.

For the video (you can watch it below), I reflected on an experience Philip Nation and I had a few years back with Westboro "Baptist Church." (I actually prefer the term non-Baptist non-Church.) They picketed the church we were serving at the time. Philip even wrote a blog post detailing the plan (you can read that here) our church used.

So my video aired around 3:45 yesterday afternoon. And then I got this tweet:

Every day around the world a lying whore false prophet like @edstetzer holds forth about Westboro's testimony. #GotTheirAttention #PraiseGod

– MargiePhelps (@MargieJPhelps) October 25, 2012

If that's the kind of label they want to put on people whose desire is to show and share the love of Jesus Christ to all kinds of people, then by all means consider me (as my Twitter bio reads) a Christian, Husband, Father, President of LifeWay Research, Missiologist, Pastor, Lying Whore False Prophet.

So, if believing that God loves all people-- including sinners, and (yes) protestors-- then I am guilty.

Now, thanks to Lizette Beard, I have a nameplate that including my new title, "Lying Whore False Prophet." I plan to keep it on my desk just to explain that God loves all people-- which was what the Westboro folks objected to.

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Posted:October 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

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