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Megan Phelps-Roper: Leaving 'America's most obnoxious hate group'

A former Westboro Baptist Church member discusses leaving the group, and her family, behind.

Holding placards outside the funerals of dead soldiers, celebrating the death of children after school massacres: Westboro Baptist Church has been called the "most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America". From the age of 5, Megan Phelps-Roper had stood on the picket lines, and carried those hate-filled signs. But as an adult firing off tweets to her online critics, Megan began to doubt. Shaun Ley speaks to Megan Phelps-Roper in London. Can Megan really still regard those who abused her mind, teaching her to hate and to pray for more deaths, as Mum and Dad?

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Megan Phelps-Roper speaks onstage during the 2019 Glamour Women Of The Year Summit (Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Glamour)

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