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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:24 AM

Fox News tries to say the anti- gay Westboro Baptist Church is a left wing cult

Sorry to make you all actually go to fox new's website but it's worth reading this bs, it's laughable.
http://nation.foxnews.com/connecticut-elementary-school-shooting/2012/12/20/bikers-turn-out-protect-newtown-mourners-westboro-baptist-church?intcmp=fly

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Reply Fox News tries to say the anti- gay Westboro Baptist Church is a left wing cult (Original post)
obama2terms Dec 2012 OP
pkdu Dec 2012 #1
kelly1mm Dec 2012 #3
Drahthaardogs Dec 2012 #5
Cosmocat Dec 2012 #11
catbyte Dec 2012 #2
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #8
boingboinh Dec 2012 #4
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #14
MurrayDelph Dec 2012 #6
LTR Dec 2012 #7
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2012 #9
obama2terms Dec 2012 #13
davidpdx Dec 2012 #10
obama2terms Dec 2012 #12

Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:34 AM

1. "Democrat Fred Phelps".....wow , just wow nt

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Response to pkdu (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:40 PM

3. He at least was a Democrat when he ran for public office in the 1990's. Here is the wikipedia

snipit:

"Phelps has run in various Kansas Democratic Party primaries five times, but has never won. These included races for governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving about 15 percent of the vote in 1998. In the 1992 Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate, Phelps received 31 percent of the vote. Phelps ran for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997."

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Response to kelly1mm (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:02 PM

5. Sadly it is true. He at least was (not sure if he still is) a registered Dem.

On the bright side, we don't have to claim Ann Coulter though. That has to count for something.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:37 AM

11. Yep, this is what they hang their hats on

I have had the Phelps go around with some wingers, and you are drawing dead with them because of this ...

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:37 AM

2. It's so obvious by their tolerance of others, especially gay rights, LOL

Nice try, Fox-PAC. Because Phelps ran as a Democrat for city council 30 years ago, that makes him "left wing." Forget he supported Reagan, both Bushes & McCain. Idiots.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:15 PM

8. Exactly. Like their meme that the KKK came from "the Democrat Party."

Apparently they are referring to the Dixiecrats, all of whom are Republicans now.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. Honestly, i dont think they are Right or Left -- However they do have Right tendencies

 

For example Westboro was one of the major figures in the Civil Rights (women and minorities) push which is despised by the Right.

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Response to boingboinh (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 11:41 AM

14. No, not a major figure.....minor, at best.

That's why you don't hear about Phelps's alleged past in the Civil Rights Movement......he was a very minor figure, at best.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:09 PM

6. I think it is just part of their false symmetry

If (as they claim) Liberals equals Bad, then Bad must (by their insane "logic") equal Liberal.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:10 PM

7. Umm... "conservative bikers"?

If these are Patriot Guard Riders, a loose-knit organization that protects soldiers' funerals, that group is vocally non-partisan. They welcome anyone, so long as they respect soldiers. Just FOX Nation blasting their delusional fantasies.

And Fred Phelps is as much a Democrat as Lyndon LaRouche. Some clown completely disavowed by the party.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:39 PM

9. Wow!

If the WBC is a "left-wing cult", then what the hell are THEY???? Is Fox News suggesting that they (Fox News) advocate the death penalty for gays and lesbians????



Phelps is also no "Democrat".

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:38 AM

13. Maybe a 1960's racist democrat but not a democrat from now

I read the comments on the article and people were calling bs on it. I mean the WBC is neither democrat or republican. In fact, that is one thing both sides can agree on, the WBC sucks. But the fact that fox thought people would believe an anti-gay group is a left-wing cult it's just no words......

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:36 AM

10. It i's funny as hell

BTW you can post up to four paragraphs of the article (just pick the best parts) in your post that way we don't have to patronize the website. Welcome to DU.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:33 AM

12. Oh Thanks :)

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