Fred Phelps’ gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church is getting up in the face of Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson, claiming that Thompson once saw “eye-to-eye” with them and demanding to know if he agrees, as they claim he once did, with their views on homosexuality.
Westboro, which has made itself well-known over the years with their anti-gay picketing, says Thompson’s view of homosexuals was “wonderful” when he visited them while working on a sexual harassment case in Topeka in the mid-80’s.
Jeremy Hooper at Good As You received a letter from Phelps’ daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper on the topic as well.
Thompson, via a spokesman, immediately distanced himself from the “radical fringe group, looking to draw attention to themselves” and issued this statement:
“Their behavior at the funerals of fallen soldiers is disgraceful and reprehensible. In no way do these people share Fred’s values.”
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