NOH8 Campaign – Former WBC Member Speaks Out

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 My name is Lauren Drain, former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, and despite having denounced any and all beliefs and preachings of the WBC, I am still a Christian through and through. However, in my opinion, religion of any kind is a personal choice, full of personal values, definitions and views that should stay just that – personal. I don’t think anyone should judge or persecute another human being or any group of individuals based off of those personal, chosen, beliefs. I am against any and all forms of violence, discrimination, bullying or bigotry directed at someone else due to their personal lifestyle. The main reason I posed for the NOH8 Campaign was in direct response to the judgments of the WBC. I wanted to show people that despite having grown up within the cult and having spent a good portion of my life on the picket line, holding signs condemning our deceased soldiers, reveling in any and all forms of tragedy and simply striving to be hurtful in the name of God; that the WBC is wrong and what I did at the time was wrong! I now try and lead by example, with love, compassion and an open mind. Having done a complete 180, I still struggle with little things from time to time – but I know in my heart that I am now on the right path. In the end, I think God will judge us all; however I think He wants us all to have the freedom to make our own decisions. With love, Lauren Drain Share this Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on google_plusone_share Share on tumblr Share on email More Sharing Services Comments Please sign in to post a comment SHOPPING CART 0 items$0.00 NEWSLETTER Get involved and learn how you can help. Receive photo updates and learn about current projects. TWITTER FEED We would LOVE Ellen DeGeneres to pose for #NOH8! RETWEET if you would like to see @TheEllenShow take a photo for the @NOH8Campaign! about 2 hours ago 2012 Olympian and professional track athlete @NickSymmonds Sounds Off on Civil Rights: #NOH8 about 9 hours ago LINKS Add a Twibbon to your profile photo NOW! Click and drag to place the sticker on your image just where you’d like it, when you’re happy click “Show my support now”! Monday, February 1st, 2010 DONATE AAdvantage MILES and Help NOH8 Travel! Our AAdvantage® Number is 765KXP6 Loading…

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