What a fascinating documentary.
Without doubt these guys are in a cult. Without doubt they have lost the plot and become a caricature of themselves. But what is interesting is how their views and ideas are not too far away from many within some evangelical circles. John Piper writes after the Japan earthquake:
I have many problems with much of written here. Go to this link to read the whole article.
What Piper says here is no different to some of the views and opinions coming out of Westbro. This idea that God brings judgement and 'makes' earthquakes happen. And these ideas are offensive to the Gospel of Jesus.
So while I watched this documentary and was dismayed at their ignorance, bigotry and hatred, I could also see that they are merely a product and caricature of some forms of evangelical Christianity.
My concern is that people will watch this documentary and think that all Christians think like this.
Fascinating isn't it!