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As she digitally jousted with critics, she started to wonder if sometimes they had a point—and then she began exchanging messages with a man who would help change her life.
As a child, teenager and early something, she participated in the picketing almost daily and spearheaded the use of social media in the church.
Dialogue with "enemies" online proved instrumental in her deradicalization, and she left the church and her entire way of life in November Since then she has become an advocate for people and ideas she was taught to despise -- especially the value of empathy in dialogue with people across ideological lines.
She speaks widely, engaging audiences in schools, universities, faith groups, and law enforcement anti-extremism workshops.
Her forthcoming memoir will be published on October 8, , by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She sent the essay to a friend who encouraged her to write the book.
Phelps-Roper participated in the church's protests against homosexuality when she was 5 years old before she could read the signs she carried.
At 11, Phelps-Roper gave her first live interview to radio DJs who called her house, wanting to interview her mother. When interviewers wanted the perspective of a younger member of the church, her mother would often have them interview Phelps-Roper.
In , Phelps-Roper joined Twitter but became an active member in after someone asked if the church was using the service. Then, she would engage in civil conversation to understand the other's viewpoint and explain her own.
In the late s, Phelps-Roper sent messages to prominent Jewish Twitter users, calling for them to repent and stop their Jewish rituals before they were sent to hell.
David Abitbol responded by asking questions about her beliefs and engaging in theological discussions. In , Phelps-Roper filed a lawsuit claiming that Nebraska's law against desecrating the American flag infringed on her free speech rights.
Phelps-Roper and her family created parodies of pop-culture songs to spread Westboro Baptist Church's theology. One of their most popular parodies was Ever Burn based on the Lady Gaga song Telephone.
Since leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, Phelps-Roper has reconnected with Abitbol who convinced her to atone for, and fix, her mistakes in a Jewish concept called tikkun olam.
She is now committed to reaching out to people that she affected during her time with the group, including Jewish communities, homosexuals and the families of soldiers.
Phelps-Roper has appeared in various media formats to promote her new values and beliefs. In January she presented a TED talk discussing her experiences growing up within the church and her journey towards her decision to leave.
Phelps-Roper believes the Bible is not written by people under God's inspiration. Instead, she thinks it is a document of people trying to understand how to be good and that other philosophies were developed with the same goals.
Phelps-Roper avoids using the word " cult " to describe the Westboro Baptist Church. She acknowledges that cutting off contact with former members and a belief of an imminent end to the world are cultish beliefs.
However, she believes that being allowed to leave the group and her parents' help to pack her belongings are examples of non-cultlike actions of the group.
Phelps-Roper encourages Twitter to remove bots and posts which advocate harm to others. She does not believe the platform is toxic but that some users bring toxicity into Twitter conversations.
However, she opposes social media companies that block users and remove their ideas from their platform, and she wants companies to hold public debates on controversial ideas so users can learn about them and decide the best arguments for themselves.
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