A Former Westboro Baptist Member on Belief, Family, and Her Past

Book review: Unfollow, by Megan Phelps-Roper (Amazon / Book Depository) I was beginning to see that our first loyalty was not to the truth but to the church. That for us, the church was the truth, and disloyalty was the only sin unforgivable. This was the true Westboro legacy. Megan Phelps-Roper is the granddaughter of... Continue Reading →

The Working Poor of the Heartland

Book review: Heartland, by Sarah Smarsh Journalist Sarah Smarsh is a fifth generation Kansan who grew up with her family life centered around a wheat farm in the countryside, with Wichita being the closest big city. In her memoir, she chronicles generations of her family, particularly the strong but troubled women in her lineage, and puts... Continue Reading →

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