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There is hope, even for the Westboro children!
02-07-2013, 12:04 PM (This post was last modified: 02-07-2013 12:06 PM by pappy.)
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There is hope, even for the Westboro children!
Improbably as it may seem two of the grandchildren of Fred Phelps have left the Westboro Baptist Church and are apologizing for the things they have done and promise to strive to follow a new path in their lives.

Two different sites tell the story:

First is Andrea Peterson at Think Progress.

A more in depth story can be found Fast Company in an interview by Jeff Chu.

From the Think Progress piece;

Quote: “We know that we’ve done and said things that hurt people. Inflicting pain on others wasn’t the goal, but it was one of the outcomes. We wish it weren’t so, and regret that hurt.

We know that we dearly love our family. They now consider us betrayers, and we are cut off from their lives, but we know they are well-intentioned. We will never not love them.

We know that we can’t undo our whole lives. We can’t even say we’d want to if we could; we are who we are because of all the experiences that brought us to this point. What we can do is try to find a better way to live from here on. That’s our focus.

Up until now, our names have been synonymous with “God Hates Fags.” Any twelve-year-old with a cell phone could find out what we did. We hope Ms. Kyle was right about the other part, too, though – that everything sticks – and that the changes we make in our lives will speak for themselves.“

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