Jewish Journal

‘Jesus Loves You’ gets the business from Westboro Baptist Church

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 5, 2009 | 6:12 pm

Craig Gross has dedicated himself to ministering to people living, as he calls it in his first book, “The Gutter.” He’s the founder of XXXChurch, an evangelical outfit sharing the gospel at porn conventions and handing out Bibles that say on the cover “Jesus Loves Porn Stars.” Now Gross is the co-author of “Jesus Loves You ... this I know.”

The book has been out for a little while now, but the folks at Westboro Baptist Church just got around to reviewing it. If you don’t know much about the church that pickets soldiers’ funerals and favors the slogan “God Hates Fags,” I’ll just tell you it was unlikely they were going to give Gross and co-author Jason Harper any praise:

This “book” is a collection of perverse platitudinous probably-plagiarized ditties designed to cast off the bonds which the good laws and statutes of God impose on the human heart.  The “authors” went into the bowels of this dark-hearted nation, and pulled forth some of the most motley grungy rebellious proud sinners and chronicled their misery.  News flash girls: You live a life utterly contrary to all your Creator has told you to do and – no flippin’ duh – you’re miserable!  This life is vanity; it’s laden with misery; and if you focus all your energies sowing to the flesh, and ignoring the spirit and your duty to God, of course you’ll be miserable.  The only hope for people in that mess – as well as the power-mongering wealthy fancier proud sinners of doomed-america (from the least to the greatest) – is the truth.  Obey God and he will bless you; disobey him and he will curse you, in every way, every day, in this life and after.  Unless you tell your fellow man to obey God and rebuke him for his sin, you hate him.  So – like all the rest of the lying whore false prophets of this nation – of whatever brand of poison – craig and jason hate their fellow man.  They offer this sappy-floppy-pretend-love for one reason only – to make the bucks!

That last line is pretty comical, but it gets better here.

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