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“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.” — Grace and Megan Phelps-Roper, granddaughters of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, in a statement announcing their departure from the […]

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  1. Megan and Grace, I’m praying for you both. Hang in there. You’re so brave to make such a huge change, to go out from your family and all you know. I’m in a transition, too, after my aged mother died in 2008. It’s hard to know who I am going to be next and what I’m going to do. But I go day by day, and listen to Jesus.
    Oh, I’m so glad for you both. And I’m praying for the rest of the WBC congregation, too. God bless you. Hang on, hang on. It gets better.

  2. Hello Megan and Grace!

    I too was “excommunicated” and then shunned by family and my entire social and support structure. It is a tough, but worthwhile journey. I wish there was a way to pass along my contact info for if you would ever like to hear my experiences and how I adjusted, grew, and moved on. Don’t despair, it definitely GETS BETTER!

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