Just so the media doesn’t distort the death of Fred Phelps, let us all remember he was a progressive Democrat, not a conservative. Fred Phelps, the founder of hate church/cult Westboro Baptist Church who kicked the bucket today ran for public office as a Democrat FIVE times. In 1992, Phelps actually ran as a Democrat for Senate. He came in second in the Kansas Democrat primary, receiving 31% of the Democrat vote in 1992. Fred Phelps was also a big supporter of ManBearPig Al Gore.
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.
Phelps supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic Party presidential primary election. In his 1984 Senate race, Gore had opposed a “gay bill of rights” and stated that homosexuality was not something that “society should affirm”), a position he had changed by 2000 when he had the support of homosexual advocacy groups for his presidential campaign. Phelps has stated that he supported Gore because of these earlier comments. According to Phelps, members of the Westboro Baptist Church helped run Gore’s 1988 campaign in Kansas.
Phelps even organized a fund raiser for Al Gore back in the ’80s when ManbearPig ran for Senate:
|Fred Phelps – Democrat|
Fred Phelps was the face of progressivism.