Fred Phelps' Grandson Abandons Westboro Baptist Church
Zach Phelps-Roger, the 23-year-old grandson of Fred Phelps, has joined three of his ten siblings and abandoned the Westboro Baptist Church hate group.
Zach escaped the compound on February 20 with the help of some cousins. He's been adjusting to the real world outside the hate group's walls, but pleasantly admits that he already has been "taken aback" by the kindness of the gay people he's encountered so far.
"After I left the church I met some homosexual men who were very kind to me, and I was taken aback," Zach told the Topeka Capital-Journal.
"I met this guy at Olive Garden one night with my sister and he offered to pay for my entire dinner and I was so taken aback… I was like, 'I don’t know what to say,' so I said, 'No, no, let me do that, I’ll just pay for that, I’ve got it.'"
"It was so funny because the very next day I saw him… I went out for a very moderate drinking [session] with my friends and family and … he just came up to me and just kindly got me one of these fruity kind of drinks that I like and he just said 'Here you go man,' and just walked off – he didn’t even expect a thank you."
How long until the six remaining siblings abandon Westboro as well?