Christians Who Spread Hate

“God Hates Fags!”

These words top the home page of an Internet web site.

Is it the American Nazi Party? No.

Radical Islam? No.

Ku Klux Klan? No

Good Christians? Why, yes.

This despicable message comes from a standard bearer of Christianity, the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas. Check out: http://www.godhatesfags.com/main/index.html

We all know that this particular church is an exception that does not represent the majority of Christian churches across America. But it sure leaves a bitter taste for Americans who are caught up the winds of bigotry, as it did Albert Snyder, the father of a fallen soldier in the Iraq war. Here’s how the gospel-spreading evangelicals of Topeka caused misery to one innocent victim of religious fanaticism.

Matthew Snyder was only twenty when he died in Iraq in March of 2007. The funeral was held near his home in Westminster, Maryland with all military honors. But there were some additional attendees that the family had not counted on.

Representatives of the Westboro Baptist Church saw fit to travel all the way to Maryland, not to show respect to a young American hero, but to march, protest, shout and hold signs that read: “Thank God For Dead …

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Going After The Cops

The fine line between a cop doing one’s duty or overdoing his duty is once again in the grip of Monday morning quarterbacks to judge. Meanwhile, a pair of police careers are on the line.Two Los Angeles cops are being investigated by federal authorities for their conduct in the arrest of a wanted felon back in August of this year. After running from police, the thief was taken to the ground. As the cops tried to restrain him, it appears he resisted. It also appears he was a formidable foe.

A bystander’s video depicted one officer punching the man in the face while his arms were being held. The amateur video showed up on YouTube.com and then found its way into major newspapers and, of course, network television for all to decry.

Turns out, the suspect, William Cardenas, 24, is an alleged member of an L.A. gang with a past record for attempted murder and carrying a concealed weapon. And now, the watch dogs want the cops jailed.

In my 30 years on the job in Miami-Dade, I was never accused of brutality. In truth, I was less physically adept than many of my comrades and knew my limitations. But …

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