Sick brains. Sick hearts.
I'm not sure how well this applies to MM, since there doesn't seem much to debate about this little find, but it seems there's more than meets the eye concerning Fred Phelps -- ye old creator of the godhatesfags.com website. The fairly ultra-right conservative FrontPage magazine recently published a bio on Mr. Phelps, in which they made the weird yet completely valid claim that Phelps is actually a crazy leftist. Their evidence? Phelps has, on occasion:
- Demonstrated against Jerry Falwell, James Dobson and Pat Robertson
- Spoken in support of Fidel Castro and Saddam Hussein
- Put his weight behind Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign
- Ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor in Kansas in '90, '94 & '98
- Won 30% of the Democratic primary vote in the 1992 U.S. Senate race in Kansas