WATERTOWN, S.D. (KELO) — Amazon named a KELOLAND author’s book its “featured debut” in October.
Megan Phelps-Roper is about to embark on a European book tour.
But first, she’s signing her book, “Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church,” Wednesday night at DDR Books in Watertown.
KELOLAND’s Angela Kennecke has a preview of her interview with the author.
Remember the church that protested military funerals and held anti-gay demonstrations? A woman who left that church seven years ago now lives in South Dakota. She’s written a memoir about her time with the Westboro Church in Kansas and why she left.
“It was terrifying to leave, but no matter what happened, I knew I couldn’t keep going along with what Westboro was doing,” Phelps-Roper said. “Even while I was there, I had decided I would never go protest another funeral again. I was never going to pray for someone to die again. That meant there was an extirpation date. I was going to lose everyone and everything.”
You won’t want to miss the interview with Megan Phelps-Roper Wednesday on KELOLAND News.