Westboro Baptist Church

  • Book Club

    Skepchick Book Club: Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church

    Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain, whose father is currently the head of the church. The book covers her childhood, before her family became church members (and they were really the only ones who became new members), her life in the church, and what…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition

    AI: Fred Phelps, Lover of the Gayz

    It’s possible you’ve heard by now the news of Fred Phelps alleged late-in-life conversion to LGBT equality. Actually, that might be overstating things. Zacharias Phelps-Roper, grandson of Phelps and former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, published a statement via the Equality House Facebook page that stated that his grandfather had a change of heart just prior to his excommunication…

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