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Phelps is a liberal!

CRASH, TheologyOnline 40 Comments [2/23/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Reverend Fred Phelps? Hooo boy...

2/23/2006 10:52:14 PM


yes, the same God-hates-fags guy from Topeka!

2/23/2006 10:57:47 PM


This is obviously some strange usage of the word \"liberal\" that I wasn't previously aware of.

2/23/2006 11:05:30 PM


Might be a case of localized ignorance.

In some countries \"liberals\" seem more like American conservatives and vice versa.

2/23/2006 11:38:25 PM


What's with the conservatives recently? They seem to be accusing everyone, no matter how conservative, of being liberal. WTF?

2/23/2006 11:40:12 PM

David D.G.

\"Liberal\" seems to be just used as a universal insult these days, often with little or no connection to a person's political identity (which often may be quite unknown). It is rapidly becoming the tag projected onto someone to signify that he deserves (in the mind of the projector and those who think as he does) to be hated; it is a tool of political and social bigotry.

For the life of me, I can't understand how the word has gotten so pejorated. Look up the word in any dictionary; I would be proud for anyone to call me a \"liberal.\"

~David D.G.

2/23/2006 11:44:40 PM


If he thinks Fred Phelps is liberal I wonder what he would say about doctor doom. We should introduce the two.

2/24/2006 12:05:34 AM


Well, I did hear he was a regeistered Democrat...

2/24/2006 12:23:37 AM


..And Hitler put on a dress and went to work in a leper colony in India!

2/24/2006 1:21:15 AM


Mark it down in your calendars. February 23, 2006: the largest single day collection of WTF? posts ever to be submitted to fstdt.com.

I have to go cry now for the sad state this country is in.

2/24/2006 2:22:20 AM


Fred Phelps? The gay-bashing, women-hating, child-beating criminal that threatens to sue anyone with anything negative to say about his \"church\"?


2/24/2006 3:15:41 AM

never been there

Too true about \"Liberal\" becoming the all-purpose insult. Calling Phelps \"liberal\" is like calling Hummers \"so gay\".

2/24/2006 3:40:59 AM

Martha P.

Preacher Fred is liberal, all right - with the truth, with his interpretation of the Bible, with the law...

2/24/2006 9:09:23 AM


I've heard this one argued before. Usually is capped off with an old picture of Gore and Phelps, which is apparently rock solid proof of his liberalism. :/

2/24/2006 2:44:16 PM

King Spirula

So now the word 'liberal' has become no more than an insult word without any understanding of its meaning...sad. Might as well called Phelps \"faggot\" for that matter, although I am always suspect of someone's true sexual orientation when they rabidly go after the gay/lesbian community.

2/24/2006 3:30:41 PM

David D.G.

Good point, King Spirula. Maybe those loud, shrill cries of \"Liberal!\" are made because these devout neocons secretly would really like to embrace tolerance, individual freedom, and nonviolent social change, but are too afraid to come out of the closet.

~David D.G.

2/24/2006 4:48:31 PM


If he hates gays so much why do I see him at Chicago Pride every June? Seems he should just keep his ass in Kansas and phone in his shit, unless he's really there for the parties.

2/24/2006 7:37:30 PM


David - I feel the same way. I've never understood what there was to be proud of in being called \"conservative\", either.

2/24/2006 7:52:31 PM

David D.G.


I don't think that most \"conservatives\" even have bothered to figure out what it is, exactly, that they're supposed to be conserving.

~David D.G.

2/24/2006 8:11:53 PM

King Spirula

Funny, I equate 'conservative' with ignorant, selfish and greedy. I guess that is why they tried to push that whole 'compassionate conservative' crap.

2/24/2006 8:12:45 PM

King Spirula

Forgot to mention, I recall that in the past a political conservative was about limited federal government and fiscal responsiblity. How many 'conservatives' do you think would describe themselves that way or you'd hear about \"war on terror\" \"patriot\" \"support the troops\" \"family values\" \"protect marriage\" \"put God back in Murka\"?

2/24/2006 8:18:01 PM


And I'm Snowwhite!!!

8/17/2006 7:53:29 PM


Ok, I have checked the original post and I think that it is more or less what you guys are claiming. This guy doesn´t live in a bizarro universe because he honestly doesn´t think that Phelps shares John Kerry´s ideas or he is in favour of homosexuals. He just employs liberal as an insult and equates everything I don´t like or find repulsive=liberal. And it goes the other way round too. Many people from the left tell fascists to anyone they don´t like so they call as such to Pol Pot, or to Castro. Well, Bush himself calls the terrorist Fascist muslims.

9/4/2006 1:36:22 PM

Dread Helm

Bush is a leftist. So is Phelps. Phelps is mentally deranged though.

11/8/2006 1:36:57 AM


What The Mushroom??

3/18/2007 7:47:57 PM

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