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02/06/2013

Another Westboro defector; Megan Phelps-Roper flips

by Jeremy Hooper

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Megan Phelps-Roper used to engage me on Twitter all the time. Then she stopped.

Today, I learn why:

Once a constant Tweeter, she hasn’t posted anything online since October. “I don’t know what I believe, so I don’t know what to say,” she explains. “I haven’t been ready to talk about any of this.” She’s only doing so now, and briefly, because, she says, “I was so proactive before and vocal about the church. My name means something now to others that it doesn’t mean to me. I want people to know that it’s not now how it was.”

But how is it going to be? She’s still not sure.

“I don’t feel confident at all in my beliefs about God. That’s definitely scary. But I don’t believe anymore that God hates almost all of mankind. I don’t think that, if you do everything else in your life right and you happen to be gay, you’re automatically going to hell. I don’t believe anymore that WBC has a monopoly on truth.”
FULL: Damsel, Arise: A Westboro Scion Leaves Her Church [Medium.com]

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*RELATED: Libby Phelps Alvarez was on the Today show this AM talking about her own defection.

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