July 25, 2014

Fr. Andrew Damick – A Conversion Story: Leaving Westboro Baptist

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Source: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy | By Fr. Andrew Damick (KWCH Eyewitness News) They’re known worldwide as the group from Kansas that protests at soldiers’ funerals, and says God hates America because it allows homosexuality. Now, Westboro Baptist Church is reacting to the defection of a key member. “She just decided she did not want to obey God,” spokesman Steve Drain says. “She did not want to obey scripture.” She is Megan Phelps-Roper. The 27-year-old had risen to become a leader in the family church founded her grandfather. In a blog post from Megan Phelps-Roper entitled “Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise” it was announced to the world yesterday that a leading member in the execrable Westboro Baptist Church had, along with her younger sister, in the words of the news story linked above, “defected” and “apologized” for their actions as members of WBC. What the news story (and probably other news stories in the days to come) doesn’t seem to get is that this … [Read more...]