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The Westboro Baptist Church is an organization known for its provocative, volatile stances on mankind and human nature.
You probably remember them being in the media spotlight for their over-the-top signs that they took with them around the nation to protest homosexuality; one notable event being their plan to protest a soldier’s funeral because they believe that soldier deaths overseas are punishment for the tolerance of homosexuality within the United States.
Megan Phelps-Roper not only grew up in this environment, but was a part of it. As a kid she was forced to attend protests and hold signs that said things she hadn’t the faintest idea of what they meant.
In this inspiring Ted Talk, Megan gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to grow up as part of the Westboro Baptist Church, as well as how it was ultimately connections with people over social media that helped her realize she needed to get out.
Watch as Megan tells us her inspirational story, and learn that it’s okay to change your opinions and viewpoints based on new information--something America needs now more than ever.