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 7th-Feb-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
It's not my fault there is no bold in this crazy layout.

I would feel bad but it happens all the time on ONTD , also judging from the comments and the info that someone provided me with I personally think this person is full of shit so I don't care that she left the church , she will probably be back in like 2 months.
barbaragordon 7th-Feb-2013 12:21 am (UTC)
not everything worth reading has to be bolded jfc you sound lazy as fuck rn
brucelynn 7th-Feb-2013 12:23 am (UTC)
That is ONTD in a nutshell

lazy as fuck so I am just following the tradition

ya'll need to calm down it's not that serious
barbaragordon 7th-Feb-2013 12:26 am (UTC)
your argument of "this is ontd" is stupid.

when is the last time someone came into a post, posted a stupid gif and said "lol didn't read"? it's not 2009.

and no it's not serious, it's just annoying that you think you can act like an idiot and then get upset when people call you out for it.
brenden 7th-Feb-2013 12:29 am (UTC)
don't be silly! she's been around here for a year and 3 months, it's ~*tradition
mmbien 7th-Feb-2013 12:30 am (UTC)
has it only been that long. it feels like she's been annoying people for much longer.
brucelynn 7th-Feb-2013 12:31 am (UTC)
I'm not upset sweetie , I really don't care tbh

It's just ONTD
nick_halden 7th-Feb-2013 03:01 am (UTC)
that's always her argument. rme.
heart_iswild 7th-Feb-2013 06:25 am (UTC)
please this moldy cunt has been around forever
brenden 7th-Feb-2013 12:25 am (UTC)
"It's not my fault there is no bold in this crazy layout."

How do you read books? Or magazines? Or any other website out there on the internet?
brucelynn 7th-Feb-2013 12:29 am (UTC)
The layout is centered ( atleast that is how I am seeing it ) and there is a whole bunch of spacing for no reason , I read the article but it was an eyesore. OP probably transfered the text into rich text format instead of the HTML so that is prolly why it does not have a simple alignment.

I have never read a book , magazine , or website not hosted by Geocities in the format of this post.

vehiclesshockme 7th-Feb-2013 12:27 am (UTC)
lol I couldn't be bothered to read this because it's not bolded. Pretty sure it's irrelevant though just cause. :)


barbaragordon 7th-Feb-2013 12:29 am (UTC)
lmao the 2nd gif is killing me
brucelynn 7th-Feb-2013 12:34 am (UTC)
You know how it be on ONTD lol

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