In December, [Megan Phelps-Roper, formerly one of the Westboro Baptist Church’s most vocal members] went to a public library in Lawrence, Kansas. She was looking through books on philosophy and religion, and it struck her that people had devoted their entire lives to studying these questions of how to live and what is right and wrong. ‘The idea that only [Westboro Baptist Church] had the right answer seemed crazy,’ she says. ‘It just seemed impossible.’

Metafilter member “the man of twists and turns” said: I’m going to stick this quote into every discussion of why libraries are important.

I say: Amen to that.

Megan Phelps-Roper, formerly one of the Westboro Baptist Church’s most vocal members, has left the church. | MetaFilter

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