Life inside the Westboro Baptist Church as told by Nate Phelps

Many of you will be aware that the pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church - Fred Phelps - the group that picket the funerals of dead soldiers (amongst others) died recently.

I was fortunate enough to attend a conference this weekend in Manchester where Nate Phelps, his son, was talking about his experiences growing up in what is generally referred to as ‘The Most Hated Family in America’

I recorded video of the majority of the talk - it isn’t perfect but I highly recommend taking some time to hear the personal and deeply moving account of life inside the WBC.

Split into a few videos, hope this is of interest to some of you. We were honestly in tears.

Nate Phelps - Growing Up in Westboro Baptist Church - Part One

Completely inspirational.

Nate Phelps : Leaving Hate Behind

Recorded at #QEDCon in Manchester on 13th April 2014.

Now edited into a single video. Comments/thoughts?

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