Finally, let us say again, thank God for the death of Fred W. Phelps, Sr. We at WBC are not hypocrites after the fashion of Pope Francis, and we are consistent in our message and in our actions. Thank God for the other 150,000 or so deaths on Wednesday, thank God for the deaths that have happened since, and thank God for all His workings in the earth. Blessed be the name fo the Lord.
This generation is horribly caught in the soul-damning sin of worshiping the dead, and we have told you repeatedly over the years about the gravity of this sin. We partake in no such idolatry to serve as an example of how to properly conduct yourselves in these matters. Compare what you see from WBC at this time compared to what you do every time someone dies. You see no pep rally “celebrating the life of the departed”, you don’t see us putting forth some public show of grief and tears. No funerals, no wakes, no tributes, no scholarship funds, no public memorials or candlelight vigils. Just moving forward with our job preaching to you, and using every opportunity we can to do so. Why? Because as we have repeatedly told you, this is not about any one of us. This is about the message we bring from your Maker, God.
This is a door of utterance (Rev. 3:8) that God opened for us to speak, and so speak we do. Dying time is truth time, and so we preach truth to you regardless of who has died. Your vitriolic bilge is of no concern to us, and we indeed rejoice in it since every article written, every tweet tweeted, every talking head spouting off about this death puts forth this one blessed theological maxim God Hates Fags. You cannot dictate to us what our response to this matter is, and we will not be swayed by your overwhelming hatred and vulgarity. We will not be swayed by your faux sympathy and fake concern. We will stay on message. That’s what God’s servants do.
The world-wide saturation of these words in this last week is a blessed testimony to the WBC that we are His people and these are His words. Whether you will hear them or whether you will forbear and resist them is not our matter to resolve. That is between you and God.