Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pray for these people...

Yesterday was the day for two funerals of two of the boys who were killed last week when a tornado hit a Boy Scout Camp, near Omaha, actually in Iowa, at Little Sioux. A very disturbing thing occurred about 9:30 a.m. or so. I was at work when our office manager, Cory, told us her sister had called and told her that a family, not sure how many kids, was standing on a very busy corner of Center Street and 120th holding signs that read: "Boy Scouts are fags." "God hates Nebraska" This was right along the streets that lead to a Church of Christ where one funeral was and the other leading to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.

The Westboro Baptist Church, out of Topeka KS, whose main purpose I guess, is to spread their skewed version of Christianity, totally deficient of one iota of the virtue of Charity, was displayed yesterday, and was most dispicable. When Cory found the website we read some of it in disbelief and shock that this is what some think Christianity means. That our Loving Father actually hates any of us is so misguided, and then to see how that belief leads people, a family with children, to go stand on the street of a funeral procession with these signs is outrageous.

The picket schedule on the website is now changed, but when we read it yesterday, under "Omaha NE. was the name of each church to be picketed where the funerals were held. They called the "something" Church of Christ church a "leper colony" and they called Mary Our Queen - a Catholic Whorehouse. I know we have many enemies in the world, but what is so hard to take is the enemy that is supposedly Christian. Pray for those children that they may come to know the Truth and help their parents.

I have prayed for them. I prayed on the way to the Holy Family Shrine yesterday, going to volunteer, and then went to the chapel to pray a rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for them. Even in my "anti-Catholic" days, I would never have resorted to this. I can't think of anyone I know, Protestant or Evangelical or Pentecostal would do this. Please pray for these folks, especially these children who are being indocrtinated to hate Catholics, Jews, and other Protestants who don't believe like they do. The farther one gets from the "Source" the murkier and more deadly the water becomes. This is an unfortunate example of such a statement. The farther one wanders from the One True Church, the Catholic Church, most anything can be taught and believed and the more narrow the vision becomes, the more narrow the mind and the more closed and calloused the heart.

I pray that those traveling to the funerals didn't have to see this horrific display of hate. I know they were chased off of one place they were standing, and I hope they didn't show up at another.

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy


WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

May God welcome those scouts home into His awaiting arms. May He and the Blessed Mother send them comfort.

As for the other unfortunate people-may God have mercy.
I have seen them and am astonished by the sheer level of hate they display. What on earth happened to these poor people?

Tracy said...

Wonderful post!! I have been just ill after hearing about the boyscouts that died on the news.. how tragic.

I have been reading your blog (found it through Amelia's) and it is wonderful and I will be back:)

Joyful Catholics said...

Hi Tracy,
I'm glad you stopped by and thank you for the kind words. Thank Amelia, too. Nice to know of all the great Catholic bloggers out there, as commissioned by our beloved PAPA, JPII and the New Evangelization.