Members of the secular community are expecting to see Richard Dawkins, James Randi, PZ Myers, Hemant Metha, Greta Christina, David Silverman, Jessica Ahlquist and many more well-known personalities at the Reason Rally, an event slated to be the largest gathering for the secular community in history, but some other unexpected guests — in addition to the list of speakers and performers — from the Westboro Baptist Church will also be in attendance.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church were invited to the Reason Rally by Jim Klawon, Deputy Vice President of Administration of the National Atheist Party, via a letter sent to Pastor Fred Phelps. After receiving this letter, Megan Phelps-Roper, on Twitter, wrote, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” Ps14:1 Here’s lookin’ at you, @ReasonRally!Your [unwarranted] pride is your destruction. Dear @ReasonRally: How gracious of you! We accept your invitation & will picket your parade of fools 3/24. Love,WBC.” Megan Phelps-Roper comments specifically for this article.
Megan Phelps-Roper says Isaiah 1:18-20
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
is the Westboro Baptist Church’s reason for attending the Reason Rally and their special message for atheists. She also sent this message on Twitter following the interview.
Atheists, Megan Phelps-Roper explains, deny God and should read Romans 1:22-29 which talks of atheists who have professed themselves to be wise and became fools and are filled with unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness and maliciousness. She also quoted Psalm 14:1 which says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no god…”
Some atheists, Megan Phelps-Roper notes, when thinking of the Bible and the Westboro Baptist Church who will be attending the Reason Rally, might “act like it’s a big joke,” but they should see this as a “very serious matter.” “There is a god, there will be a day of judgment, and there is nothing unreasonable about worshiping your creator,” Megan Phelps-Roper says.
Megan Phelps-Roper has a special message for Richard Dawkins. She explains,“He is a blasphemer of huge proportions. He promotes rebellion against God using the platform God gave him and will have a hot spot in Hell.”
Megan Phelps-Roper says that one or two things will happen when the Westboro Baptist Church arrives at the Reason Rally: atheists will be further condemned and their hearts will be hardened or the preaching will serve as a call to servants of God who hasn’t yet heard the call. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, Megan Phelps-Roper says, will come with many signs including ‘God is your enemy,’ ‘mourn for your sins’ and a special sign for Richard Dawkins.