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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Freedom From Westboro Baptist - Nate Phelps - Episode 29

Nate Phelps made a daring escape from his father, Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church on his 18th birthday. Now, he is Executive Director of Center For Inquiry in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In this episode he shares how he made that journey, and what is ahead for Nate Phelps.

Center For Inquiry

Nate Phelps

Westboro Vs. KKK

Morrison's Prophecy


  1. Blown away by this interview, especially the parallels between my journey and Mr. Phelps'. Obviously they're not identical, but the similarities are a bit eerie and his insight has actually given me a lot to think about.

  2. Thanks, Brad. It's been the same for me. Lots of processing going on. Like Nate said, "it's a journey."

  3. Hi,
    I was surprised by Nate's comments about WBC's inherent racism. I thought Fred Phelps originally made his name as an anti-racist civil rights lawyer in the 60s. Great to hear from Nate, though; fascinating story he has to tell.

  4. Uh oh. Just read Nate's blog post about Fred's civil rights days. 'DNs'...classy, Fred...