A family that hates together stays together, so what will become of Twitter celebrity Megan Phelps now that she’s free from the grip of the Westboro Baptist Church? We think she’s on the fast track to having a new gay BFF.
The 24-year-old granddaughter of Westboro founder Fred Phelps—who you may know as the songstress that hated fags and Lady Gaga—has officially left the church, although we suspected deviance once she stopped tweeting back in October. Learning how badly she’s tattered her own public image the hard way, Phelps quotes Batman (yeah, it’s true) in the first paragraph of the blog post that announced her new life: “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.”
Now considered a “betrayer” by her family, she articulated her shocking new revelation more clearly to Fast Company Editor Jeff Chu:
“I don’t feel confident at all in my beliefs about God. That’s definitely scary. But I don’t believe anymore that God hates almost all of mankind. I don’t think that, if you do everything else in your life right and you happen to be gay, you’re automatically going to hell. I don’t believe anymore that WBC has a monopoly on truth.”
It’s easy to shame Megan for the damage she’s done to the world in general, but she’s confident God’s forgiveness is on her side. Will the gays be as forgiving?