The Surprising Reason Why Westboro Won't Support Donald Trump

The GOP hopeful's views may be too "fringe" for the anti-gay church.
Trump's shaky stance on LGBT issues might not be extreme enough, according to Westboro officials.
Trump's shaky stance on LGBT issues might not be extreme enough, according to Westboro officials.
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Could even Donald Trump's views be too outlandish for the Westboro Baptist Church?

Lee Ann Phelps, who is the daughter-in-law of Westboro founder Fred Phelps, expressed her distaste for the Republican presidential hopeful while protesting outside of the GOP caucus in Wichita, Kansas, on March 5, The Daily Caller reports.

“He’s sort of fringe,” Phelps, who is a registered Democrat, told The Daily Caller. She clarified, however, that she didn't know who she'd be voting for come November.

Other members of the church blasted Trump on Twitter Saturday.

It's a somewhat surprising stance from a member of the church, which is known for its vehement opposition to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Trump, who has stated he is against same-sex marriage, has vowed to be "very strong in putting certain judges on the bench" who would consider overturning marriage equality in the United States.

If anything, however, his shaky views on LGBT issues might not be extreme enough for Westboro. In a press release prior to Saturday's picket, church officials proclaimed, "Unless you are loudly, boldly and unequivocally proclaiming that 'God Hates Fags,' that 'Fags Doom Nations,' and that America is therefore doomed, you are not a legitimate candidate to lead this nation in these last, dark days AND you are ashamed of Christ."

The protest, it should be noted, was also directed at Trump's opponent, Ted Cruz, who has also spoken out against same-sex marriage and other LGBT issues.

We're not following this logic, but then again, when has the Westboro Baptist Church ever been logical?

Note to our readers: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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