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The Westboro Baptist in All of Us

The Westboro Baptist in All of Us


Feb 13 2013
Granddaughters who left offer a cautionary tale for zealots.

How quickly we devolve into the "us versus them" mentality with our brothers and sisters.

Maybe this Lent we'll have a conversion akin to Megan's. Perhaps for the first time we'll see and confess that there's much more of Westboro in us than we care to admit, that we don't have it all right and that we've done violence to our brothers and sisters while purporting to do good. Are there some we've driven away from home, some who have a hard time feeling at home with us and our congregations? Maybe we'll realize that it's not just Wesboro, but us standing in the need of prayer.

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