Westboro Baptist Member Finds a Way Out…on Twitter?

Note: Brian mentioned this video from former Westboro Baptist Church member, Megan Phelps-Roper, on our latest DR recording so I thought it’d be a good one to share.

In this short TED talk, former Westboro Baptist Church member Megan Phelps-Roper, discusses why she left the controversial church and how conversations on Twitter were a central component. She also names 4 helpful rules for civil discussion that I’ve listed below.

  1. Don’t assume bad intent.
  2. Ask questions.
  3. Stay calm.
  4. Make the argument.

If you’re interested in more details about how Megan Phelps-Roper left Westboro Baptist Church, The New Yorker wrote an excellent profile on her. Alert: It has strong language.

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