10:04 am - 02/07/2013

megan phelps has left the westboro batshit "church"

“There's no fresh start in today's world. Any twelve-year-old with a cell phone could find out what you did. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks.”

Don’t act surprised that I’m quoting Batman. At WBC, reciting lines from pop culture is par for the course. And why not? The sentiments they express are readily identifiable by the masses – and shifting their meaning is as easy as giving them new context. So put Selina Kyle’s words in a different framework:

In a city in a state in the center of a country lives a group of people who believe they are the center of the universe; they know Right and Wrong, and they are Right. They work hard and go to school and get married and have kids who they take to church and teach that continually protesting the lives, deaths, and daily activities of The World is the only genuine statement of compassion that a God-loving human can sincerely make. As parents, they are attentive and engaged, and the children learn their lessons well.

This is my framework.

Until very recently, this is what I lived, breathed, studied, believed, preached – loudly, daily, and for nearly 27 years.

I never thought it would change. I never wanted it to.

Then suddenly: it did.

And I left.

Where do you go from there?

I don't know, exactly. My sister Grace is with me, though. We’re trying to figure it out together.

There are some things we do know.

We know that we’ve done and said things that hurt people. Inflicting pain on others wasn’t the goal, but it was one of the outcomes. We wish it weren’t so, and regret that hurt.

We know that we dearly love our family. They now consider us betrayers, and we are cut off from their lives, but we know they are well-intentioned. We will never not love them.

We know that we can’t undo our whole lives. We can’t even say we’d want to if we could; we are who we are because of all the experiences that brought us to this point. What we can do is try to find a better way to live from here on. That’s our focus.

Up until now, our names have been synonymous with “God Hates Fags.” Any twelve-year-old with a cell phone could find out what we did. We hope Ms. Kyle was right about the other part, too, though – that everything sticks – and that the changes we make in our lives will speak for themselves.

Megan and Grace

source: https://medium.com/turning-points/83d2ef8ba4f5

good for her, hopefully this is a sign of the end.
brucelynn 6th-Feb-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
I don't know who this person is , I know what WBC is but u wanna give me a tl;dr version ?
grammaire 6th-Feb-2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
www.google.com or www.wikipedia.org will be able to help
brucelynn 6th-Feb-2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
You can say that to everybody on ONTD when they don't read things though , and the layout of this post is really strange anyway.

I know what WBC is but I don't know who the individual people are because I don't care that much about them
tigirah 7th-Feb-2013 02:00 am (UTC)
the layout of this post is really strange anyway

Because of the centered text? Lol stop. Really.
brucelynn 7th-Feb-2013 02:01 am (UTC)
and the spacing is a mess
rctshack 7th-Feb-2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
It's fine if you don't want to read something because of the "layout" but don't act like a dumb ignorant asshole while your at it. Skip it if you really don't care, but you come off as a troll if you really come in here and say you didn't read it, then give examples of what you apparently didn't read and ask other people to bold something you apparently don't know about anyways.

Go read your one sentence posts about unimportant shit elsewhere and let us converse about an actual real topic here with people who have reading comprehension.
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