Noted Without Comment

From a new Rolling Stone article entitled “All Flipper, No Gipper” which looks at the troubles the current Republican presidential hopefuls are having winning over the Right:  

Sam Brownback

Ticket to ride. Kansas senator appeals not only to Christian fundamentalists (he serves only “one Constituent” – God; considers abortion murder and homosexuality immoral) but to economic fundamentalists (“He has a great pro-growth record,” raves Pat Toomey of the Club for Growth).

Baggage. Baptized by a priest from the Catholic cult of Opus Dei (featured in The Da Vinci Code). A favorite of hatemongers: Fred Phelps, the “God Hates Fags” preacher infamous for disrupting gay funerals, says Brownback “likes what we’re doing, and he tells me that.”