I am Lauren Drain, former Westboro Baptist Church member & author of BANISHED. Ask Me Anything
My indoctrination into the "church" started at the young age of 15 when my father moved my family from FL to KS to join the WBC. From that point on until my early twenties, I picketed funerals, churches, and public assemblies shouting messages of hatred-against the U.S. government and specifically against homosexuals-as part of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. At the age of 22, I was cast out of the Church and had to create a new life from scratch and re-evaluate everything I'd been taught. I've written about these experiences in a new memoir, BANISHED, which you can pre-order now at most online stores like Amazon (http://amzn.com/1455512427).
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UPDATE: Thank you all for the wonderful questions, to reddit & the mods for helping me through this. After 3 hours of answering questions I'm going to call it a night :) If you have more questions, please see the FAQs on my Facebook fan page.