An ex-member of the Westboro Baptist Church, the United States' most notorious hate group, has published a book in which she claims that ounder, Fred Phelps' crusade against homosexuals may stem from his own gay experience.
Laura Drain was once a member of the church, which is based out of Topeka, Kan., until she had a change of heart and was excommunicated. Drain is now an advocate for gay rights and anti-bullying, and has even posed for the NOH8 campaign that promotes equality.
Drain, 27, noted in an interview with the Advocate that Phelps was a Boy Scout who graduated with honors, and was on-track for military service before, when at the age of 17 he became a preacher against "sexual immorality". She commented:
"I never understood why, when [the media asked him], 'Why are you so against the homosexuals? Did you have a homosexual experience? Do you have homosexual tendencies? And he would get so mad, he would shut down. And he’d be like, 'I can’t talk to this person anymore, they’re stupid.