With its first public services in 1955, the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church has grown - even though it only boasts a few dozen members at a time - to become one of the most well known and widely despised hate groups in the contemporary U.S. (hell, even the Klu Klux Klan protest against them). The group was highlighted in the U.K. by Louis Theroux's 2007 film The Most Hated Family In America, where he met members of the church and documented them as they protested funerals, bearing placards with phrases such as 'God Hates Fags'. Church membership is largely made up of relatives of founder Fred Phelps, but in 2012 two of his granddaughters, Megan and Grace, left the organisation - their loved ones - behind. In this new TED Talk, Megan explains the process which allowed her to leave the hateful group behind, it's interesting to hear from someone who was involved in their activities for so long:
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