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Wanting Fred Phelps to Burn in Hell Makes You No Better

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

According to a Facebook post of his estranged son, Nathan, Fred Phelps Sr, the founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, is dying. In life, Phelps evaded prison on several occasions, and in my view at least he'll also escape the punishments of the non-existent hereafter. Westboro Baptist continues to picket funerals and to applaud every American misfortune, from earthquakes to school mass shootings, as the glorious work of an angry, hateful and vindictive God. But hate in all its forms is not the work of God, but instead of small and broken people.

Westboro Baptist Church Re: Slayer Guitarist Death: 'God Hates Your Idols'

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

The attention-seeking Westboro Baptist Church has been busy this week, having protested NBA player Jason Collins for revealing he's gay and the late G...

Does Christian Law School Stunt Moral Progress?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada
G. Elijah Dann

Law students and associations across Canada have a bone to pick with Trinity Western University's aspirations to be Canada's first Christian law school. Given that it's controversial and it involves conservative Christians, no surprise it's also about sex. Still less surprise, it's about same-sex. Whenever someone is arguing for something, it's fair and often quite enlightening to look for his or her basic operating assumption. The conservative Christian obsession with homosexuality is no secret, but what exactly is its basis?

Wisconsin Temple Shooting Proves that Hate has no Place in Religion

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

Yesterday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, seven people were killed and a number injured, including a police officer, when a gunman, named Wade Michael Page stormed a congregation of five hundred people at an American Sikh gudwara. While we and other faith groups dug into our hearts in this manner, the Westboro Baptist Church representative Fred Phelps tweeted: "Beautiful work of an angry God who told Wisconsin to keep their filthy hands off his people." No. Before we are Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, B'hai, Jain, Zoroastrian, Aboriginal, Wiccan, Humanist and Sikh -- we are human. God only cares about the way in which we treat one another.