Now Playing Tracks

Megan Phelps-Roper has left the Westboro Baptist Church

thejohnblog:

hatefulatheist:

Click the link to read her discussion about her decision. I am extremely glad to know that she made the very difficult decision to go against her family and find her own way. Megan is one of the few members of WBC I have talked to a few times in the past but she was one that made me most doubt the sincerity of the message WBC tries to preach, I didn’t see that hate in her. She seemed too human, too real, too sane to be a part of the rest of that collective. It made me doubt that the WBC is really about what they say they are about, but maybe it was just Megan. I hope for the best for her in her future and I sincerely hope she will find a wave of support for having the courage and strength to leave her disgusting family behind.

If you pull up Netflix and play Kevin Smith’s Q&A special, (Kevin Smith Burn In Hell I think) he has a long bit about Westboro picketing his movie ‘Red State’ and he spends time speculating about her, and you’ll see why I am not surprised but still pleased by this.

It’s hard to go against what you’ve been raised into, especially such hate, so god for her.

107 notes

via The John Blog
  1. misslyss26 reblogged this from hatefulatheist
  2. retromantique reblogged this from hatefulatheist
  3. tj reblogged this from tymethiefslongerthoughts and added:
    Nice typo there in the last sentence :-)
  4. lintilla reblogged this from hatefulatheist
  5. briliantlyfreakish reblogged this from sblaufuss and added:
    I like how she talks about it being a slow revelation that maybe they were a little crazy at that church.
  6. tymethiefslongerthoughts reblogged this from thejohnblog
  7. lazyscience reblogged this from breakthecitysky and added:
    The reason “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” is that it leads to questions. What it’s dangerous to is...
  8. slackmistress reblogged this from jamief and added:
    I can’t imagine what it was like to grow up like that, but I know it has to take a lot of guts to leave it behind. Good...
  9. jamief reblogged this from breakthecitysky
  10. breakthecitysky reblogged this from thejohnblog and added:
    Wow.
To Tumblr, Love Pixel Union