February 6, 2013

Awakening can be painful

Damsel, Arise: A Westboro Scion Leaves Her Church

The not right Rev. Fred Phelpss  preaches an obscenely bigoted brand of christianity. Phelps'son Nate walked away from the church years ago and has spent a great deal of time trying to defuse the damage daddy and the rest of the Phelps family wreak on grieving families. 

"Mostly, the tears have subsided—'in public, anyway,' she says one afternoon, as we sit in a Tribeca café. 'I still cry a lot.' Forget what you know of the church. Just imagine what it is like to walk away from everything you have ever known. Consider how traumatic it would be to know that your family is never supposed to speak to you again. Think of how hard it would be to have a fortress of faith built around you, and to have to dismantle it yourself, brick by brick, examining each one and deciding whether there’s something worth keeping or whether it’s not as solid as you thought it was."

Some people will go to their grave still believing in the bullshit of religion. Megan may be one of those, but at least she has stepped away from that batshit preacher of hate and false dogma. 


H/T Hemant