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  •  Even Kansans... (none)
    ...can't stand the Phelps family.

    This is one family/cult from Topeka led by patriarch Fred Phelps who have been loudly anti-gay since the late 80's.  They are a very small group of people who have tried for years to get national attention without much success because they are completely insane and most evangelicals wouldn't want to be associated with them.  They show up at funerals of AIDS victims with neon signs saying "God hates fags" (even though the rumors are that two of the patriarch's sons are gay, live in California, and don't want to have anything to do with their abusive family - poor fellows).  

    One of them told me I was going to hell when I went to see Izhak Perlman perform in Topeka. They protested an Izhak Perlman performance!  That's how insane they are.

    These are extremists who don't deserve any attention.  Forget about them.

    •  I want to say you're right (none)
      But do the GOP ever forget about the single googly-eyed wild man burning a flag on the fringes of a huge and peaceful progressive demonstration?  No.  They focus like a laser on him, and tar every one of a hundred thousand with his taint.  And that stains the progressive movement as a whole.

      I'm sorry, I know that there are Christians of good faith out there, but until I hear loud condemnations of Phelps from the mouths of evangelicals, I consider him one of them.  He is Exhibit A.

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      by BrooklynRaider on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 02:40:13 PM PST

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