Editorial Review

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟I highly recommend that you take the time to watch this all the way to the end. Inspiring Ted talk by the granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, Sr. on why she left the church. Megan grew up and rose to be a public voice advocating  the “God Hates…” missionary work of her family on social media. The introduction to the meat of the talk is a frank and factual description of her internal struggles with church dogma and her infamous family history. Her explanation of how she came to adopt a new mission of peaceful discourse and responsibility to make connections with others is enlightening. The final segment and nut of the talk is a concise guide on how to engage in meaningful discourse with the opposition, a useful tool for people in the advocacy world.

Evaluation: 5 stars. The production value is excellent, the topic and the speaker are compelling and precise, the message is honest, direct and easy to digest, and the talk has a high relevance for advocacy.

Well done, Megan Phelps-Roper and well done TED.