Woman Escapes, Spills Dirt on Westboro Baptist Church

doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~ 2013/01/29 23:22:34

A former member of Westboro Baptist Church has revealed how radically her life has changed since leaving the extremist ‘hate cult’.

Four years ago, Libby Phelps Alvarez was picketing Obama’s inauguration, taking part in anti-gay and anti-Semitic protests, had never had a haircut, and unable to travel, was confined to the borders of the U.S.

Now age 29, after fleeing the church, she is finding peace with her new life. But walking away from everything she’d ever known, including praying for homosexual, Jewish and Chinese people to die, wasn’t easy, she told the Kansas City Star: ‘That first year, there would be days it would hit me really hard.’ When she left, she had a car, a small amount of money and nothing else. She was able to save up for her own apartment lease thanks to her boss, who let her stay with her for four months.
Estranged from her family, Mrs Phelps Alvarez now lives in Lawrence not far from the University of Kansas campus with her newlywed husband, Logan.

Although it is just 30 minutes from where she grew up, she is unable to speak to her cousin, Megan, or mother, and she says she still lies in bed sometimes thinking about, and mourning the fact that she will never again be able to speak to them.

The church is actively involved in actions against gay people, and in addition to conducting anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets other celebrity funerals and public events that are likely to get it media attention.

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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/01/29 23:24:48
    I never could figure those people out. And in case no one on SodaHead has figured it out: I am a fast friend of Israel. Which would certainly put me in bad odor with the Westboro "Baptist Church," who are neither Baptist nor a Church.

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  • JET 2013/02/10 16:26:11
    The remaining flock are a bunch of fruitcakes and would be better served by leaving the church.
  • Quazimoto 2013/02/08 13:49:06
    By just looking at what they stand for is enough to tell me that they are a hate cult.
  • Kaye 2013/02/03 16:29:59
    This is not a Christian church.They don't know the meaning of Christianity.
  • Randi 2013/01/31 12:11:50
    I'm glad she wised up and left. What kind of people pray for someone to die, that is anything but a church.
  • Kaye Randi 2013/02/03 16:32:42
    Its a cult.I go to a Baptist church,and we do not pray for people to die.
  • Randi Kaye 2013/02/03 16:34:28 (edited)
    I agree with you on both counts.
  • monali.roy.33 2013/01/31 07:51:56
    oh! sad!
  • Matt 2013/01/31 06:53:40
  • Soylent Green is people!!! 2013/01/31 03:15:21
    Soylent Green is people!!!
  • NYCbrit 2013/01/31 00:51:22
    Good to hear someone in that group has gotten back in touch w/their humanity.
  • ZB 2013/01/30 19:18:50
    Good for her! She woke up. Noticed in the first pic. she doesn't look happy at all. The second pic, she looks beautiful and happy. Makes you wonder. If the WBC is so "good", why don't their members ever smile?
  • Simone Seitz 2013/01/30 18:29:13
    Simone Seitz
    From what i have heard. Several people have left. But you never hear about them because they get disowned from the family. I really am happy she left though!
  • Cal 2013/01/30 14:49:14
    Sounds typical of a cult.
  • monkeyking908 2013/01/30 14:05:12
  • Miss Capri 2013/01/30 14:00:50
    Miss Capri
    You know, I'm so fed up with this whole story..
  • doofieg... Miss Capri 2013/01/30 15:32:22
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    Then, my suggestion is,don't come to the thread when you read the header. Problem solved
  • jack_kazim 2013/01/30 13:14:35
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/01/30 12:04:51
    God Bless her for her courage.
  • Butch 2013/01/30 09:07:52 (edited)
  • Maddie 2013/01/30 08:56:48
    I am glad someone got out of there.. This is the worse hate group.. I live in Okla. so it is close to me and I have seen them come through towns and thank goodness for the bikers who help keep them away from the funerals..
  • NYCbrit Maddie 2013/01/31 00:50:09
    The Patriot Guard? They're a GREAT group of Americans.
  • Maddie NYCbrit 2013/01/31 06:34:46
    I don't know what they are called but they are great
  • sglmom 2013/01/30 07:43:32
    Kudos Libby for the STRENGTH to leave that cult ..
    (and find your own way .. yes, difficult of a path .. but so rewarding in your new life with your newlywed spouse!)
  • doofieg... sglmom 2013/01/30 10:28:19
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
  • HOMBRE doofieg... 2013/01/30 15:36:30
    She might as well stayed at the church if she is going to become a odimwit supporter you think?
  • doofieg... HOMBRE 2013/01/30 15:42:37
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    Well, she might wake up from that one day!
  • sglmom doofieg... 2013/01/30 22:27:57
    Unfortunately .. it is one and the same ..
    most are unaware ..
    but PHELPS .. and the Westboro Church were bundlers for the DNC ..
    (so she's maintained .. partially .. some of her former contacts too .. )
  • Jdogg 2013/01/30 06:18:51
    She needs to write a tell all about this hate group.
  • Cat 2013/01/30 05:24:09 (edited)
    I'm glad Libby "escaped"; more should flee that nutty cult.
  • Jenn 2013/01/30 05:17:43
    These people are sick ! Christians do not pray for other people to die, thats crazy.!!.
  • Lyka Midik 2013/01/30 04:15:32
    Lyka Midik
    Good for her! Someone needs to do something about these scaremongers, always trying to spread and preach poisonous hate speech caused by their own irrational fears.
  • CocaColaCandy 2013/01/30 03:49:08
    I strongly object to calling that family of con artists a church. I know other members of the family have escaped and told similar stories, it's awful that children are raised in that place and taught to spew hate for money. What a disgusting person Fred Phelps must be. Good for her! While it must be sad to be separated from her family, hopefully she has a complete, loving and happy life.
  • TidBit 2013/01/30 02:54:00
    That's stupidity on the mother and cousin's part. If they had half a brain, they'd leave too. They're need to belong is obviously overriding their good sense
  • Frank 2013/01/30 01:19:57
    The world is is a wonderful place so full of life. And yet the world is also so full of hate. Guess I never understood hating someone for what sexual preference they had, or what color they were. Guess it's because I was raised by a Saint of a mother who taught me never to judge and all people are created equal.
  • Walter Harris 2013/01/30 00:55:03
    Walter Harris
    although she has a lot of bad omens becsause of leaving the church, to me she has taken a huge step in a positive direction. Hatred gets you nowhere fast. I admire her courage. Believe me when I say I completely understand what she means when she says she was disowned by her family and so called "friends". Been there done that. I just recently started getting back to my family. Took a lot of praying and hard humbling work.
    I will not talk about my past to hardly noone
  • Soundstorm 2013/01/30 00:52:07
    They pray for the deaths of homosexuals, Jews and Chinese? Now I'm personally offended! How dare they! The sheer gall!
    Don't we Irish deserve a spot on their hate list too? I'm feeling left out!
  • Walter ... Soundstorm 2013/01/30 00:56:29
    Walter Harris
    that the problem with the "hate game" like the KKK
  • Soundstorm Walter ... 2013/01/30 01:09:08
    The Irish wrote the book on sin! And even the KKK ignores us! Pour me another Wild Turkey neat!
  • susan BN-0 2013/01/30 00:23:41
    susan BN-0
    I'm happy for her.
  • Teri- Oregon 2013/01/30 00:21:24
    Teri- Oregon
    Good for her!

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