Apparently God Hates K-State – Luckily God Hates Baylor, Too

It’s Saturday & K-State is my school, so today is a big day. There’s a lot to root for in Manhattan this year. Collin Klein is this nice Christian kid who is actually managed to not be creepy or obnoxious about his faith – not always easy to do in the spotlight of a Heisman race and a national championship. Snyder has built a program that is squeaky clean and they are headed to Baylor to keep the national championship dream alive for one more week. So, I’m trying to figure out why the Westboro Baptist Church folks are planning to picket a K-State v. Baylor football game.

TOPEKA, Kan. (November 15, 2012)—Members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., plan to picket before the start of the Baylor-Kansas State football game Saturday night in Waco. Church members often picket military funerals, carrying signs that proclaim that the deaths of U.S. troops are God’s punishment for the country’s tolerance of homosexuality. The church’s focus has apparently expanded, however.

“American puts more value in their sports team than they do in God!” the group said in a posting on its website announcing plans to picket the game.

“(K-State) fans can spout more statistics and facts about the team than they could even begin to tell you about the Bible,” the church said, and “Baylor is no more Baptist and no more Christian than their bear mascots.”

“God hates K-State & God hates Baylor and we’ll be there to remind you of it,” the church said.

The group also plans to picket the Bruce Springsteen Concert Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City and the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas Sunday in Austin “to remind this nation that God hates the wicked people of this land of vain idolaters and that they shell be turned into Hell.”

Springsteen I get… but K-State/Baylor? This wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that church/family members have been spotted wearing the crimson and blue would it?

 

About Tim Suttle

Tim Suttle is a pastor, writer, and musician. He is the author of several books: Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), and An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade Books, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals. Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. He has planted three successful churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.

  • Ashley

    I just hope that these people realize that they will be in south Waco. Just mere blocks from the worst part of town. More power to them, since they like to put themselves in such danger, just to get publicity. It’s sad how they are using God’s name in order to get 15 minutes of fame. Which, by the way should have been over many years ago.

  • Tom

    Oh, my. First of all God doesn’t give 2 fishes and a loaf of bread who wins any football game this year. We all know that Baylor isn’t a Baptist school (shhh…they have dances there) & K-State can’t be any type of religious school. However, personally I know that K-Sate produces some amazing young men and women that are/will change the world for Christ & the Bears as well. Seems pretty silly to stand outside and yell at people that God doesn’t want them to attend the “whatever”. I think God might picket Westboro Baptist Church for their actions of hate. My Bible reads the he hung out with the scum of the earth, not picket them.


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