The New Yorker’s Adrian Chen provides the “going off the derech” details of famous Westboro Baptist Church’s Twitter rep: Megan Phelps-Roper, you remember the girl who sent all of the insane tweets including:
- “Thank God for AIDS! You won’t repent of your rebellion that brought His wrath on you in this incurable scourge, so expect more & worse! #red.”
- “GOD HATES FAGS”
- ‘AIDS is God’s curse on you.’
- “THANK GOD FOR DEAD SOLDIERS”
- “THANK GOD FOR IEDS”
The article details the interaction and conversations over twitter she has in some detail with @Jewlicious head, David Abitol. It turns out that these interactions were really a major contributor to her leaving the church. (That and Brittany Murphy’s death). After leaving the church, Megan Phelps-Roper and her sister attended the Jewlicious festival and spoke. check it out here
Bravo to David Abitol for handling the interaction with this hatemongerer with such grace.