Sep 28, 2013
Recently, a well-known singer/songwriter confronted the people from Westboro Baptist Church who were protesting his performance and his very presence. Their reaction to his walking out to confront them was a combination of amazement and perhaps a bit of fear. After all, there he was, and he was saying that he came out to see what hatred really looked like in the face.
Westboro Baptist might not be the worst example of contemporary hate, but they are evident and available, as when they protest at the funerals of those who died in their country’s service.
And it gives us something to reflect on, when we see how hate and ignorance breed more of each other. And we can see its very nature, and its weakness.