Megan Phelps-Roper

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How a Westboro Daughter Had a Change of Heart

Twitter and pop culture helped Megan Phelps-Roper leave the church

(Newser) - At one point in her 20s, Megan Phelps-Roper had become perhaps the most prominent voice of the reviled Westboro Baptist Church, thanks to Twitter. She gleefully tweeted celebrations about the death of Ted Kennedy and the like, espousing the church's volatile God-hates-gays philosophy. But as a fascinating New Yorker... More »

2 Phelps Grandkids Leave Westboro Baptist Church

Megan Phelps-Roper, sister Grace leave family church

(Newser) - Westboro Baptist Church has lost two of its own. Megan Phelps-Roper, a prominent member of the group who found herself in the news more than once , has left the church her grandfather founded. Younger sister Grace went with her. Phelps-Roper, credited with getting the WBC onto social media, had been... More »

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