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Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church

52:24 | Jan 19th

8 recommendations
Megan Phelps-Roper grew up inside the notorious Westboro Baptist Church family. In 2012 she left the church, and her family, to live in the world she once reviled

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mpr recommended:Apr 1st

Always intriguing to hear how people extricate themselves from the grasp of control.

joseph recommended:Apr 4th

An honest interview with a very well prepared interviewer from Oz (culturally more acceptable to this Canuck) and a gracious and warm woman intellectual

phocks recommended:May 6th

Genuine conversation about a strange existence and coming to realisation.

michelle_ebooks recommended:May 7th

always fascinated by stories of people changing their world views and specifically realizing the power of control. i’ve been obsessed with megan phelps-roper’s story since adrian chen wrote a profile of her for the new yorker - “conversion via twitter” and was moved deeply from learning about her st...Show More

mm recommended:May 13th

Social media is often cited as the place where people can get radicalized, but in this case, Megan Phelps-Roper's interactions on Twitter helped her get away from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church known for its hateful activism against groups like LGBTQ2+ people, Jews, Muslims, Catholics, soldier...Show More