The guest of the forum was Fred W. Phelps, Sr., pastor of Westboro
Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Pastor
Phelps and his church have conducted some 20,000 picket demonstrations
across America in protest of various sins. He believes that preaching
hatred of homosexuals is part of the gospel he is called to proclaim.
John Rankin opposes this viewpoint, arguing that "the true
Gospel calls all people to repentance, based on the love of God
for all sinners, homosexual or otherwise, and based on the evidence
that God is good."
Phelps asked John Rankin these questions:
loved Jacob, and I hated Esau." (Malachi 1:2-3) How do
you explain those verses?
God love people in hell?
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