I found this on the Coffee Party Facebook page and thought it would be great to share the power of love with all of you today.
I hope you enjoy watching the power of Love overcoming the force of Hate, as embodied in the adult leaders and the young future leaders of America of the Gunn High School of California, who came out to support Love and Tolerance in defiance of the Hate promoted by the Westboro Baptist Church, a group that routinely protests the funerals of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as others, with signs that say "God Hates Fags" and "God loves dead soliders".
Look at the signs of Hope and Love. It is inspirational.
More to hope for below the fold
Look at the pathetic dozen or so hate filled patrons of the Westboro Baptist Church, who, lead by Fred Phelps, preach a message of Hate and exclusion. Now compare that to the massive outpouring of Love, Acceptance and Tolerance that you can see among the hundreds and hundreds of students and faculty at Gunn High School of California. It is truly inspiring.
What the Westboro Baptist Church does is promote Hate. The best way to defeat blind hatred is with true Love. With that in mind, I applaud the brave, fearless and amazing people of Gunn High School.
For the record, I am agnostic. If I were pressed to choose a religion I would most likely identify myself as somewhere between Buddhism and Gnostic Christianity, but I am without knowledge, and thus remain agnostic. Nevertheless, I have always been interested in learning more and more about the history, facts and myth that make up the different faiths of the world. Part of the religious knowledge I gained at St. John's University I have tried to augment with my own search for knowledge.
Most notably, among all that I have learned of the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth was that he preached a message of love and understanding. No where in the history of Jesus is it marked down clearly who Jesus hated, or even if He was capable of hate at all.
My mother is Jewish and my late father was Catholic. When I was young I learned as much about religion as possible. My parents taught me to be open minded. I was taught the power of Love. With that in mind, and in order to honor my late father, I am glad to share this victory of love over hate with all of you, dear friends.
In that spirit, I give you all my Love. In the words of the sagacious John Lennon, Love is all you need.
Peace to all
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UPDATE: From DKos User ratmach in the comments, this video is just hilarious, and the perfect example of how a little love can really mess with these idiots. Enjoy