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If Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps Is Dying, Is It Right To Cheer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

As news spread over the weekend that Fred Phelps Sr., the notorious founder of Westboro Baptist Church, was dying in a Kansas hospice, corners of the ...

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Urges Compassion For Dying Founder

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Fred Phelps, founder of the infamous "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church, is reportedly on his deathbed, leaving behind a legacy of hate, intoler...

Ex-WBC Member's Wedding Ignored By Family Members

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

No one from Lauren Drain's family attended her wedding. The ex-Westboro Baptist Church member was thrown out of the cultish organization in 2008, whic...

She Quit The Westboro Baptist Church, And Now She's Helping Others Do The Same

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Five years ago, Lauren Drain was cast out of the fringe, anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, disowned by most of the only people she'd ever known and le...

Could The Leader Of Westboro Baptist Church Be Gay?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A former member of the Westboro Baptist Church who recently published a book about leaving the hate-mongering group has also revealed that founder Fre...

Westboro Escapee Says Cult Brainwashed, Manipulated Her

Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

Brainwashed. Manipulated. Controlled. Those are the words former Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) member Lauren Drain used to describe her time as par...

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member: 'I Didn't Want To Have Anything To Do With It Anymore'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Lauren Drain spent years as a member of the Westboro Baptist Church. Now the 27-year-old is speaking out against the controversial group. In an i...

Westboro Baptists: Christians Are To Blame For 'Fag Marriage'

Posted 02.16.2013 | Gay Voices

The Westboro Baptist Church, an organization known for its anti-gay and anti-Semitic rhetoric, appears to be setting itself apart even from those who ...

LOOK: Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Shows Support For LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices

File this away as the most shocking NOH8 supporter yet. The Advocate reports that Lauren Drain, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, ap...