Taken from http://www.godhatesfags.com

Are these people right? Or are their interpretations of the Bible incorrect? Can interpretations of the Bible be incorrect?

You tell us: Do you think they are right?

When I read that site they reminded me of atheists making a spoof off of a religious website.

Sheesh, Nik, it depends on who you ask. It’s not a question that has a yes or no answer, like “Is the sun a giant ball of glowing gas?”

All the people who believe in the Bible will say, “Yes, the Bible is correct”. All the people who don’t believe in the Bible will say, “No, the Bible is not correct.”

Like David said, “What do YOU think?”

What I think is that the proprietors of the linked website are dangerous right-wing lunatics filled with hatred towards homosexuals, which they spew essentially at random, that they are borderline sado-masochists who enjoy contemplating the torments of Hellfire and Damnation, and you shouldn’t take their attitude to be representative of Christianity as a whole.

The Bible says God is a God of “wrath”, not “hatred”. There’s a difference. “Anger” is different from “hatred”. These people enjoy focusing on God’s supposed “hatred”, and I’m sorry for them. This is a very famous and IMO rather sick website.

And the short answer to your question, IMHO, is (a) No, these people are not right. (b) Yes, their interpretation of the Bible is incorrect–God may hate the sin, but He loves the sinner. © Yes, interpretations of the Bible can be “different”, but as to whether they’re “incorrect”, again, it depends on who you ask.

Unfortunately, they aren’t.

Whoops! DDG snuck in on me, there. My message was in response to Asmodean.

did anybody else want to cry why they saw the picture of Matthew Shepard on the link above? As Duck Duck Goose said, these are a bunch of right-wing nutcases. While they are entitled to their opinion, theirs is an opinion that shoudl be ignored by the general public :slight_smile:


If god hates homosexuals then why does he allow them to be born ?,ahhh, got you there !

To be honest I think Newton was right, there is a god BUT he doesn’t interfere very often so we are unsure of the grand plan.

Perhaps if we just all learned to live in peace then that would be good enough.

It seems there is an accepeted view of what the Bible means on certain issues - repent your sins and God will forgive, but the webmasters / churchowners of godhatesfags.com seem to have a skewed view of these conventions:


They are giving their interpretation of the Bible, but are twisiting the words of it. The Bible does say not to judge, but does not go into the detail that they talk about.

BUT, I can find no justification whatsoever for this:

(again, godhatesfags.com)

So, in summary:
These people are wrong,
have a skewed view of the Bible,
and therefore, yes, interpretations of the Bible can be wrong.

YES. And it also made me pray that his family never sees it-although they’ve probably seen even worse.

shaking head
Some people are sick.


Another thing dude, GOD doesn’t hate homosexuals, he hates the fact that people ignore his laws.

As human beings we all have far more in common than not, if only we could remember that and live in peace.

When I see an attractive lady I KNOW that I am straight, I am sure homosexual people KNOW what they feel.

I just checked out that site. If I can ever ascribe the term anti-christ to any one it is these people who created this site. It is a mockery of the gospel.

Jersey Diamond:

Romans 13:1
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Romans 13:2
Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

Romans 13:3
For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;


So, God must hate MLK Jr., right, since he disobeyed many laws and was not “in subjection to the governing authorities”?

And don’t give me that “love the sinner, hate the sin” crap either:

Ps. 5:5
You hate all who do iniquity.

Yeah!! Don’t keep the orcas penned up!

Weren’t the teachings of Jesus supposed to replace all those crazy rules and regulations in the Old Testament?

Robo, quite correct according to Scripture itself, although to hear some right-wing Christians talk, you’d never know it.

Guin, unfortunately the senior Shepherds have seen it quite a lot, including at Matthew’s funeral, where the Disgustend* Fred Phelps and his family/congregation picketed.

I’d recommend the repulsively fascinating biography of the Phelps clan located at http://www.godhatesfundies.com (which despite the site name is simply an expose of the far-out fringe of fundamentalism). And thanks to whoever it was linked to it in his .sig file.

  • Disgustend: The title “Reverend” applied to members of the clergy is a Latin Gerundive meaning “appropriate for reverence” so this strikes me as the appropriate title for Fred.

The “church” from the link is not promoting God or Christianity, it is promoting hate. A group from this “church” travels around, pickets and jeers at the funerals of homosexuals and also celebrates their claims that the deceased is “burning in hell”. I feel so badly for the families of the deceased, not only have they lost a loved one, these pointy headed morons are making a circus out of it.

Shame, shame, shame on this “church” and their hateful ways.

The idea of someone picketing a funeral just because the deceased was gay absolutely disgusts me. Everyone has a point to make (right or wrong, I suspect the latter in this case), but doing it in this way is as low as you can get. Having an axe to grind doesn’t mean it’s OK to show a lack of respect and make the pain worse for the bereaved.

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but when these sick, hateful people pass on, I hope someone pisses on their graves. That’s how strongly I feel about this.