[KVOA} January 7, 2005--Father John Hooker of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church believes in turning the other cheek. He says his church welcomes all people, including homosexuals and those who hate them.
Fred Phelps and his clan do tremendous damage to the cause of orthodox Christianity, enabling gay activists and their supporters to portray as hate-mongers orthodox Christians who uphold and practise Kingdom values. The Westboro Baptist Church is certainly neither orthodox or Christian nor does it upholds or practise Kingdom values. In their willingness to hate Jews, homosexuals, and other groups, the pastor and congregation of the Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate that their hearts are far from God.