Anderson, an official with the Wisconsin Council of Churches, will be ordained on Saturday in a ceremony will take place at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison. WI.
This historic shift in policy came after decades of conversations in churches and communities around the country. Anderson’s ordination follows a vote earlier this year in which a majority of presbyteries in the PCUSA approved deleting the denomination’s standard for sexual conduct of its ordained officers.
However, the Westboro Baptist Church, doesn’t agree and plans to show up on Saturday to demonstrate outside the ceremony.
WBC wrote on their website “Scott Anderson has no hope of heaven, and you know it. Yet, you refuse to tell him the truth and enable him in his sin. God Hates Fags and Fag-Enablers alike — you are all worthy of death (hell).”
According to WISC-TV, Margie Phelps, spoke to the station via Skype on Thursday and said that they believe they have a mission.”That’s an important event in Heaven and on earth. And it’s our duty as the church of the Lord, Jesus Christ, to come to the scene and remind people of their duty to God, so that’s why we’re coming.”
Given the fact that WBC is so strongly full of hatred of others, it would not be surprising if they end up having very few of their cult members getting into Heaven either given the number of times the Bible tells Christians not to hate.
Here is a video about the ordination: