Banished Westboro Baptist Church member details of struggles with Phelps family

What is life like inside the Westboro Baptist Church? They are a dangerously crazy organization, known for protesting pretty much everywhere they can to get attention for their hateful message. Lauren Drain was a member of the organization until she was banished from the group after she was caught speaking online to a boy outside of the church.

Drain's father dragged the entire family into the organization after making a documentary about the church, but slowly he started to indoctrinate them into the thinking of the group.

"The first year he started slowly in terms of trying to indoctrinate us. We lived for a year in Florida. He started teaching us things, and basically he took me out of school. He took me a way from my friends. I had no access to my friends and family anymore."

"He did a lot of manipulation tactics with me. Saying I'm a rebellious teenager. I don't make him proud. He was verbally abusive and physically abusive," she said.

Drain said that at some point she was manipulated into thinking she was actually rebellious and she should try and make her father proud.

"They attribute everything to if homosexuals are ruining the country and they attribute everything to that. They therefore make a connection that if the homosexuals are to blame. Acceptance of homosexuals is to blame. Therefore the God is going to punish the country in exhibit A, B, and C," she explained.

Drain wrote in her book that the Westboro Baptist Church even claimed that everyone who died in 9/11 was either a homosexual or a homosexual enabler. (editor's note: Of course, they used much more colorful and hateful language in the sermons.)

During the interview, Glenn asked how a church could completely miss the compassion element of faith that comes with Christianity.

Drain explained that the founding Pastor always wanted to be in the military and worked hard towards that goal his whole life. He ended up even going to West Point for a few days, but ended up leaving the military after a few days and claimed he had a religious experience and would now be preaching against sexual immorality. Ever since then he has always hated the military and homosexuals.

Drain said people could draw their own conclusions, but everyone on radio seemed to think that he had a sexual experience while in the military that caused his hatred.

"So you think he doth protest a little too much?" Pat said.

Drain explained that she was banished from the group because she was chatting to a boy online she had never met, but she believes that she was used as an example for any member who was questioning the church. She said she was brainwashed at the time and it was extremely difficult for her when she was cut off.

Now that she has left WBC, she is doing what she can to get young people out and to break up the church in order to make amends for the hate she spread during her time as a member.

"I'm doing everything I can to help break up the church, and bring people out. And tell people I'm sorry for my horrific actions and say that I'm ashamed of anything I was a part of there. I didn't mean to hurt people," she said.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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