How To Give The Right Wing A Really Bad Name

Kansas-based preacher Fred Phelps, an ultra-right-wing activist best known for parading with his followers at the funerals of victims of AIDS and gay bashings while shouting through a megaphone and waving signs reading “God Hates Fags,” is taking on a Colorado Springs arts center that has accepted funding from a gay/lesbian action group. The reverend’s merry band says that the arts center has signed on to promote “the radical homosexual agenda” by accepting the money. The reality of the situation, unsurprisingly, bears little resemblance to the Phelps interpretation, but that isn’t deterring protest organizers in their crusade to wipe out the “sodomite juggernaut” that is apparently running rampant in Colorado Springs.