Is WorldNetDaily willing to overlook the odious protests of U.S. soldiers' funerals by Fred Phelps and his brood from the Westboro Baptist Church in order to embrace his extremist anti-gay agenda?
WND appeared to run to their defense in a June 11 article about an on-air altercation between Fox News host Julie Banderas and the WBC's Shirley Phelps-Roper. The article describes her as someone "who believes America's sinful behavior has resulted in God's cursings rather than blessings" and her church as an "anti-homosexual church" before it gets around to noting the church's funeral protests. (Sounds like David Kupelian's kind of place.) The article also describes Phelps-Roper as "licensed to practice law in Kansas and before the U.S. Supreme Court."
Interestingly, a search of WND's archives turns up no articles about WBC's funeral protests, despite the controversy surrounding them. In fact, a 2003 article also offers apparent support to the church by noting that equipment at a "homosexual webcasting radio station" was zapped by lightning after having another Phelps family member on who "had prayed God would 'strike the station.'" A 2000 WND article, however, sought to tar Al Gore with his association with the "vehemently anti-homosexual" Phelps.
As we've noted, WND and the ConWeb have had trouble condemning Eminem's gay-bashing lyrics, even as they attack his misogynistic ones.