What is going on with the Kansas GOP?

Posted: 6/13/2006 by Floyd in

This is an article in the L.A. Times about the Republican Party in Kansas and a division between the Christian right and the more moderates, it is a story about Mark Parkinson who got his start as a Republican when he was 19, two weeks ago, Parkinson announced he was running for lieutenant governor as a Democrat, and he no longer felt welcome in the increasingly conservative Kansas Republican Party. Parkinson was the third Republican politician in the last nine months to startle the red state by switching parties.
It is thought that this fracture in Kansas might play out elsewhere, according to Alan Ciglar, "It's the Christian right versus the business interests of the Republican party. A lot of conservatives feel left out on the abortion issue, the gay marriage issue and others that really don't belong in the political arena and having said this we can look at two kinds of conservatives the far right and the middle, I would not call myself anti-conservative but as we look at everything going on we could clearly see that we need to take a hard look at the road we are traveling.
The very war we are engaged in today was waged maintaining Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction and on that information we went to war, we had no exit strategy in place for us to leave unless we planned to stay forever. The far right sticks by the war and it would seem to me that these citizens should be asking the most questions since they support this endeavor so strongly, the far right should be asking why are our sons and daughters being put in harms way, you know for the U.S. to be liberators in a country they sure are staunchly standing by their guns (the Iraqis).
I am getting to far off base, anyway the conservatives for the most part don't want associated with the Topeka Kansas Church allow me to refresh your memory, the Church who protest the funerals of dead soldiers, namely the Topeka First Baptist Church,(correction; Westboro Baptist Church, is the one who protest funerals) it is hard for the far right to admit it but these kind of people are in their group and the likes of Ann Coulter yes "ole Ann" she is a known conservative and these citizens of Kansas are seeing the right in all its glory. I would say it goes farther than Kansas.
A licensened pastor through the Topeka Kansas Baptist Church a Mr. Michael Raymond Ross has been arrested for child molestation in Waterloo Iowa, bond has been set at $9,750. I would like to see a coming out party on conservatives who are fed up with the far right agenda and I know there are a lot of you moderates out there who don't agree with the way we are going and not only in Kansas but around the United States. Maybe citizens are tired of being kept in the dark in a free society?


  1. Anonymous says:

    Dude, wrong church! Get your facts straight. You're thinking of the Westboro Baptist Church.

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks Anonymous, comment anytime,,correction is made the church who protest the funerals are the Westboro Baptist Church.