Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church

David Abitbol, and former Westboro Baptist Church members Grace Phelps-Roper, 19, and Megan Phelps-Roper, 27.


The Westboro Baptist Church is known for their controversial protests warning America about the wrath of God. They have often set up pickets at funerals of soldiers and victims of terrible crimes. And in recent years, they have targeted Jewish organizations as well. Their signs are unmistakeable: brightly coloured and harshly worded, featuring anti-gay slurs and anti-Semitic slogans. Jian talks to two recent defectors from the church, Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper and the Canadian who helped them change their minds about everything they'd been brought up with, David Abitbol of Jewlicious. Their unlikely friendship started with an argument on Twitter.

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