We understand that a group known as Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is planning a protest on our mountain on Sept. 16-18 in response to the tragic shooting of Lauri Carleton in Cedar Glen. They also plan on protesting at some local churches and at Rim High School.
The undersigned Christian churches do not endorse or support this group’s tactics or their theology. We are praying for Lauri’s family and grieve over such violence. We want to express our love for people, our love for God and our desire to minister to the needs of our community.
We don’t believe WBC’s message accurately reflects biblical values of love, kindness, forgiveness and hope found in Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe the Gospel is GOOD NEWS about how we can experience salvation through God’s grace by faith in Jesus Christ.
We also don’t think it’s helpful to react to WBC’s protests, which may lead to confrontation and possibly bring about litigation.
Thank you for listening to our concerns. May God grant His peace to our mountain.
Church of the Woods, Lake Arrowhead
Calvary Chapel, Green Valley Lake
Jubilee Mountain Fellowship
Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian
Engage to Go Ministries
St. Richard of Chichester Episcopal Church, Skyforest
Mountain Hope Center, Running Springs
Sandals Church, Lake Arrowhead
Springs of Life, Running Springs
Woodlands Community Bible Church, Crestline
Calvary Chapel Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks Community Church
Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, Lake Arrowhead
Calvary Chapel of Running Springs
Crestline First Baptist
Lake Gregory Church, Crestline
Rim of the World Community Church, Running Springs