Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
by Megan Phelps-Roper Author
At the age of five, Megan Phelps-Roper began protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Founded by her grandfather and consisting almost entirely of her extended family, the tiny group would gain worldwide notoriety for its pickets at military funerals and celebrations of death and tragedy. Phelps-Roper grew up to speak for the church and spread their ideas on social media. But the dialogue she found on Twitter caused her to begin doubting the church’s leaders and message. As she digitally jousted with critics, she started to wonder if sometimes they had a point—and then she began exchanging messages with a man who would help change her life.
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