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Do Fred Phelps & Fred Thompson see "eye to eye"?

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This story has been kicking around for a couple of days, and has now been picked up by AP.

"NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church are urging Fred Thompson to support their stance on homosexuality a position on which they say the Republican presidential candidate once "saw eye to eye" with them.

Thompson was hired for a mid-1980s legal case in Kansas on the recommendation of Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro founder Fred Phelps.

The Topeka, Kan.-based church is now best known for protesting at soldiers' funerals, claiming their deaths are retribution for the nation's acceptance of homosexuality.

Thompson campaign spokeswoman Karen Hanretty on Wednesday dismissed the church as "a radical fringe group, looking to draw attention to themselves."

"Their behavior at the funerals of fallen soldiers is disgraceful and reprehensible," she said. "In no way do these people share Fred's values."

Church members released an open letter to Thompson this week, saying he had discussed his views on homosexuality with them while handling the case of a woman who had sued the state's Republican attorney general for sexual harassment.

"We know what your position used to be on the homosexual question and it was wonderful, and we saw eye to eye," church members said in the letter to Thompson."

Link to complete story below.

Here's a link to the copy of the open letter Fred sent to Fred.

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Eye to Eye - AP Story
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Updated On: 10/18/07 at 01:13 PM
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Thompson campaign spokeswoman Karen Hanretty on Wednesday dismissed the church as "a radical fringe group, looking to draw attention to themselves."

"Their behavior at the funerals of fallen soldiers is disgraceful and reprehensible," she said. "In no way do these people share Fred's values."


Why is it so many of these family values types just focus on the soldier funeral protests with these guys? Not that it's not a despicable practice, but these guys were harassing the families of any gay person whose death was of note for years before the war started. Why just limit your disgust to the soldiers' funerals?
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because these family values types hate gays. So it doesnt matter.