The Pastor's Epiphany

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

About the offensive practices of Westboro Baptist Church


The Pastor’s Epiphany

By Elton Camp

(A note of explanation for readers outside the USA:  The Westboro Baptist Church is a single, tiny group known for picketing funerals and carrying signs that are offensive even to those who may also feel that gay practices are contrary to the Divine will.  Google them if interested.  This write is against in-your-face religious fanaticism, not a defense of gay practices.)

The WBC pastor to dire reality awoke
Looking in a mirror, he nearly did choke

For it was old and gray he had grown
Only for extreme hatred was he known

“God is love” the Scriptures say
But he forgot to behave that way

For the way his ministry went
No sinner would likely repent

His hateful doctrine wasn’t right
His “god” is filled with all spite

It was always Rev’s delight to tell
Gays will go to his version of hell

In torture he took fiendish delight
Rejoicing in the sinner’s plight

The pastor’s remaining days are few
His hateful ministry will he rue?

When on his death bed he lies
Who will hear his fearful cries?

Will angry pickets at his funeral appear
With signs, “Beware what happened here”


Submitted: January 16, 2014

© Copyright 2021 Elton Camp. All rights reserved.

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I believe the gospels...i respect your opinion. Great write

Thu, January 16th, 2014 1:36pm


Yes, I believe them also and do not approve of same-sex relationships. BUT the way the Westboro Baptist Church goes about things is, to me, just revolting. That was the intent of the write, not to endorse homosexuality. Thanks for reading and taking time to comment. Elton

Thu, January 16th, 2014 10:45am

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