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Unfollowposted on November 17, 2015
In The New Yorker, Adrian Chen writes about Megan Phelps-Roper, a former Westboro Baptist Church member who first brought the church’s messages to Twitter. Chen writes, “Phelps-Roper spearheaded Westboro’s push into the social-media age, using Twitter to offer a window into life in the church and giving it an air of accessibility.” However, Phelps-Roper grew disillusioned with the church. “It stopped feeling like this larger-than-life divine institution ordained and led by God, and more like the sniping and sordid activity of men who wanted to be in control,” Phelps-Roper said.