Friday, February 08, 2013
Granddaughters of Founder Leave Westboro Baptist Church
Megan Phelps-Roper and her sister Grace-- daughters of Westboro Baptist Church leader Shirley Phelps-Roper, and granddaughters of Westboro's founder Fred Phelps-- have left the church, according to a report yesterday by Jeff Chu at Medium. Westboro's followers have become known for the virulent anti-gay signs they carry in picketing funerals of veterans and other venues. Megan says her doubts about church doctrine began with a conversation with Israeli web designer David Abitbol about one of the church's picket signs reading "Death Penalty for Fags."