Megan Phelps-Roper Leaves The WBC

Submitted by: Ani187 4 years ago in
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Fred Phelps" granddaughter, Megan, has left the Westboro Baptist Church, along with her sister, Grace.
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Male 3,431
Good Luck to you both!!!
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Male 1,803
I`ll forgive them for what they`ve done, for they`ve realised it`s wrong, it`s deeply hurtful. Not only have they realised it, they want to stop doing it any more. Everyone deserves a second chance.

Signed, an atheist.
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Male 7,123
So much hate for these young women. Since they could talk they were brainwashed that they were doing god`s work, that they were the only truly good people, that they were the only hope for the world. All day every day from four or five years old. That was the only message they got. They were programmed to chant and told it was god`s work.

Inflicting pain in order to bring others to god is commonplace and has been for millenia. They broke their programming and got free. I`d say good for them but Draculya apparently thinks they should burn in hell.
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Male 15,190
Sadly there is no hell for them to burn in.
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Male 10,855
How come we don`t see drama like this playing out in the Church of Scientology?
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Male 143
The Westboro Baptist Church is merely the Phelps family, no one else. And 30% of the family will no longer have anything to do with them; haven`t talked in 25 years. And now there`s two more. These people are not "men and women of the cloth", they are hateful crazies that have been hurting people "in the name of God" for decades; at 22,000 protests around the world. Two of the clan want forgiveness, after all the poo they`ve pulled? Yeah, good luck with that. I`m not even convinced this story is true. I`ll believe it when I see it.
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Female 4,447
I, too, was wondering what Kevin Smith`s reaction to this news is. I hope he continues to have communication with her. She needs all the friends she can get.
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Male 4,431
We`ll see what they do from here, but, to me, you don`t get to pretend like what you did "wasn`t meant to hurt people." Yes. It was. You don`t protest as funerals, chanting that "God hates fags" without wanting to inflict pain. To pretend otherwise is to pretend that you`re not human.

I hope they`ve changed. Really and truly. And I support them if they are trying. But go on ahead and be honest. It is designed to hurt. It is designed to draw attention. And there is no good intention in what they did.
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Male 1,268
"i wonder what Kevin Smith would say about this"

Probably gonna get that threesome with her and his wife he`s been pleading for now.
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Male 535
"God" hates quitters... ;)
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Female 2,927
ah, their numbers a dwindling, soon they will crumble...yesssss... sooon....(insert evil laugh)
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Male 3,908
@markust123 - I`ve seen it, that`s what I thought was so scary about it. Even though I don`t think they ever said it or will admit to it, but there`s no doubt that they had the WBC in mind while making that movie.
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Male 1,949
I uncare. Anti-care? What`s the correct way of putting it? Discare. I discare.
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Male 4,868
You should watch the movie Red State @whodat6484. It`s pretty obvious it is supposed to be a Phelps showdown. That movie screwed with my head.
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Male 3,908
I knew something like this would eventually happen but I was expecting a different outcome.
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Male 5,314
Don`t care
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Female 4,359
2 down, the rest to go.
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Female 8,007
I sincerely wish them peace and happiness, to turn away from such indoctrination is so hard. I hope they get the love and support they will need.
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Male 458
Zeegrr60:
These two girls risked being cut off from their families forever (and they now are). They can`t change the past, nor could they choose how they were raised. They can`t change that they were abused and brainwashed. They had no control over it.

Frankly, you are a jerk. Even those who don`t believe in god should learn how to forgive and forget in order to make this world a better place.

We all make mistakes - some bigger than others, and some because we were raised in a bad environment and we didn`t know any better. We can`t change the past, but we can work on the future.

I`m an Atheist, and I have a heart. You should, too.
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Male 39,622

The attention those WBC nut bags get is disproportionate to their actual impact on society.
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Male 3,445
They left because that L Ron Hubbard commercial convinced them to join Scientology.
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Male 27
props to her for having the intelligence and courage to leave, knowing she was leaving behind everything she ever knew.
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Male 40,416
Good for them! I wish them well in their cult-free lives.

2 down, 50-odd to go!
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Male 2,216
Their suicide would be an honest apology.Anything less than that offends ME. Since there is no god,you are even more useless now than you were as a Westboro member. As a member,you served as a bad example, now,you`re just a failure.
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Female 9,562
I`m glad they are changing their views and I hope the best for them.
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Male 7,123
Well, that`s a good thing.
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Male 4,868
I believe you will see more leave now that there is a support group outside of the family. I hope they become as awesome as the brother who left. I can`t imagine how hard it is to leave a cult especially when it is your family. I`m not ready to forgive their evil past but at the same time I am proud of them.
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Male 3,894
...to get a sex change and pursue a career as an olympic swimmer, changing her name from "Megan" to "Michael"
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Male 4,171
i wonder what Kevin Smith would say about this
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Male 3,060
They left to form the Eastboro Catholic Commune.
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Male 4,891

Megan Phelps...Who was she again? Was she the loud one, the angry one, or the opinionated one?
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Male 3,285
and we care... why?
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Male 1,497
Now if that same instant of mental clarity can happen a few billion more times the world might survive.
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Female 4,447
Link: Megan Phelps-Roper Leaves The WBC [Rate Link] - Fred Phelps` granddaughter, Megan, has left the Westboro Baptist Church, along with her sister, Grace.
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