‘We Hurt a Lot of People,’ Westboro Pastor’s Granddaughter Says : The Two-Way : NPR
Nearly a year after breaking with the Westboro Baptist Church, two of Pastor Fred Phelps’ granddaughters are enjoying a new freedom. But as they tell a Canadian newspaper, they also want to extend empathy to those they hurt in the name of a cause championed by the man they call “Gramps.”
Those are among the details that emerge in an interview in The Globe and Mail conducted in Montreal, where Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper are spending a month at the invitation of a Jewish community.
Is it a “no true scotsman” fallacy for someone who considers himself Christian to hope he finds God for real before he dies?
In the meantime, I can only stand here in awe of their courage. To be able to walk away from everything they have ever known? I doubt I could pay that price.