Two young members leave Westboro church

Feb 7, 2013 | Posted by: Rick in Kansas | Full story: www.kansas.com

Two granddaughters of Westboro Baptist Church firebrand Fred Phelps have split with the Topeka-based congregation, indicating their views have evolved and they now regret the pain they have caused others.

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David Traversa

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Good to know some members of that family still have their sanity in working order..
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It seems to the Phelps family that Fred and GOD are one and the same
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It will be interesting to see which one dies first; Fred or GOD

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Good for them! We can only hope that more follow their lead, and leave freddie and "daughter" shirley all by their lonesomes.

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Welcome out, little sisters.

Now, get some counseling to help you deal with the icky tapes that will run in your head. It will take years, but ...

It gets better!

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Ok, after a lifetime of being taught to know and preach hate, I am skeptical that these two girls left after having a "life-changing" conversation with a Jewish man. Firstly, I have nothing against Jews, in fact, I was born Jewish myself. Secondly, the phelps family is notorious for both physical, mental and verbal abuse. These "church" members are there out of fear and ignorance. Kids are taught hate by their own families and it is sadly the only thing they are taught. These girls left because their situation became too unbearable. Whether it was physical, mental, verbal or a combination, these girls left because they couldn't take it, not because they came to a realization. These girls are not hero's and I don't think anyone should be holding out and hoping that they will become some LGBT allies because they won't. It's sad to say but they have been damaged by the phelps family beyond repair. During those first critical few years of their lives where they learn right and wrong, they learned that what's wrong is right and what's right is wrong. They are just as much of monsters as the rest of the Westboro Baptist church family (emphasis on family).

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LeoGatsby wrote:
Ok, after a lifetime of being taught to know and preach hate, I am skeptical that these two girls left after having a "life-changing" conversation with a Jewish man. Firstly, I have nothing against Jews, in fact, I was born Jewish myself. Secondly, the phelps family is notorious for both physical, mental and verbal abuse. These "church" members are there out of fear and ignorance. Kids are taught hate by their own families and it is sadly the only thing they are taught. These girls left because their situation became too unbearable. Whether it was physical, mental, verbal or a combination, these girls left because they couldn't take it, not because they came to a realization. These girls are not hero's and I don't think anyone should be holding out and hoping that they will become some LGBT allies because they won't. It's sad to say but they have been damaged by the phelps family beyond repair. During those first critical few years of their lives where they learn right and wrong, they learned that what's wrong is right and what's right is wrong. They are just as much of monsters as the rest of the Westboro Baptist church family (emphasis on family).
Though he has never been so much as charged with it, the stories that Fred was physically abusive to his kids have been around since they were kids. From what I've heard over the years, it wasn't a bad habit that he passed on to his own kids. There's probably physical discipline, but nothing like what they are said to have grown up with themselves. The grandkids have pretty much grown up in complete isolation, even though they live in the middle of a city with more than 100,000 people and have been dragged on more family trips across the country with Granddad than your average children. In a lot of ways, it isn't the least bit surprising that now that they are finally mature and being exposed to the outside influences that they weren't being exposed to growing up, they are able to see the light just like that, when somebody shows them how to turn on the switch.
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Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Though he has never been so much as charged with it, the stories that Fred was physically abusive to his kids have been around since they were kids. From what I've heard over the years, it wasn't a bad habit that he passed on to his own kids. There's probably physical discipline, but nothing like what they are said to have grown up with themselves. The grandkids have pretty much grown up in complete isolation, even though they live in the middle of a city with more than 100,000 people and have been dragged on more family trips across the country with Granddad than your average children. In a lot of ways, it isn't the least bit surprising that now that they are finally mature and being exposed to the outside influences that they weren't being exposed to growing up, they are able to see the light just like that, when somebody shows them how to turn on the switch.
There is also another angle we haven't explored
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They could be lesbians looking to find a honey before life passes them by

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There is also another angle we haven't explored
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They could be lesbians looking to find a honey before life passes them by
Wouldn't Freddy froth over that one.

“and how does this effect you?”

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Proof that brainwashing doesn't always work! Two got away!!

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