Westboro pastor’s granddaughter: ‘We hurt a lot of people’

Westboro pastor’s granddaughter: ‘We hurt a lot of people’

[Ed. note: Ya think?]

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, whereMegan and Grace Phelps-Roper are spending a month at the invitation of a Jewish community.

In a turnaround from their years in a church known for its fierce protests at the funerals of American soldiers and others in the name of denouncing homosexuality, the women often speak to community and educational groups about tolerance and religion.

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