Fred Phelps Is A Democrat

The money quote in this story about one of the Westboro Baptist girls leaving the cult and becoming a gay rights activist is this:
In the old days, Gramps was a Democrat and a civil rights lawyer. He ran for governor in the ’80s. I remember driving around in his red truck in parades, throwing candy and stuff. We would have these big barbecues in the backyard. Al Gore came to my house for a fund-raiser once.
Naturally. You've gotta be Progressive to hate like that.