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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:02 AM

Megan Phelps-Roper leaves Westboro Baptist Church, apologizes for inflicting pain

TOPEKA, Kan. — Known for their “God Hates Fags” slogan, they’re one of the most notorious churches in the United States. And now, Westboro Baptist Church is two members short.
Megan Phelps-Roper, 27, one of the most prominent members of the Topeka-based church, has left the congregation. Following in her footsteps is her 19-year-old sister Grace.

It’s a hard hit for the church. Phelps-Roper was responsible for the majority of the church’s social media relations. Fittingly, Phelps-Roper announced her departure online. In a blog post titled, “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise,” she confesses she has become disillusioned with the teachings of the church, founded by her grandfather Fred Phelps. Her mother, Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper, is considered one of the most out-spoken members.


“We know that we dearly love our family,” Phelps-Roper writes. “They now consider us betrayers, and we are cut off from their lives, but we know they are well-intentioned. We will never not love them.

Since the departure of Phelps-Roper and her younger sister, others in the church have publicly condemned them.
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http://fox4kc.com/2013/02/07/westboro-founders-granddaughter-leaves-church-takes-sister-with-her

What a long, strange trip it still is.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:15 AM

1. I'm not one to condemn people for their past

when they break free of it to take a different path.

I wish the two of them the best of luck.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:43 AM

2. Anything for publicity! The whole family are gigantic attention whores...

I'll believe her if she goes away and get's a productive job and life, and never bothers anyone ever again.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:15 AM

3. That's right

Are we seeing a true epiphany, a sincere striving to become a self-conscious human being able to make decisions based on an graceful examination of facts? Entertainment Tonight will let us know.

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:20 AM

4. the church will cave in once the head asshole dies

cant come soon enough!

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