As I See It….
By Billy McCord
I know you have heard the old saying, “I’ve seen it all now.” The older I get the more I utter these words, only to discover that there are things to come that I have not seen or heard.
Could you ever believe that you would live long enough to see protesters cheering when the body of an American soldier is returned home for burial? I can assure you that I never thought I would live long enough to see this, but now I have. The pastor and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., have traveled to funerals of American soldiers and, according to press reports, have cheered the death by loud cheers and posters rejoicing over the death.
This pastor and church have been engaged in this activity for quite a while. Why? According to them, God is taking the lives of our soldiers to punish
Before any of my readers misinterpret my next statements, let me plainly state that I believe that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teachings. There is no doubt that it is a sin and God, I am sure, grieves over
I do not understand why the
Is God pleased with these sins? Certainly not. Is He in the business of taking the lives of soldiers to punish
Americans take great pride in the Bill of Rights in our Constitution including freedom of speech and expression. Freedom, however, surely must have limits, and I firmly believe to meet a dead soldier and hold a demonstration while the family is burying their loved one has crossed the limits of freedom.
Regardless of your or my opinion of the war in
The American Civil Liberties Union has now joined with the pastor of
McCord is a retired public school administrator and an elder in the