You've heard about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC); its members wave outrageous signs — "God Hates Fags," "Thank God for 9/11" — at military funerals and tweet offensive messages like "#God Sent The Shooter" to Sandy Hook Elementary.

Now, ex-member Lauren Drain, 27, author of You were 15 when your father moved your family from Bradenton, Florida, to Topeka, Kansas, to join the Westboro Baptist Church. He was making a documentary about the church and started adopting its fundamentalist views.

Speaking to Joe Rogan on his radio show the Joe Rogan Experience, Ms Phelps-Roger recalls the moment she began to have doubts about her faith. “One of the first things I did on Twitter was attack this Jewish man, David Abitbol, who ran a blog called Jewlicious.

"I felt like I would be such a jackass to go on and post something like that," she said." In 2011, she developed a secret online correspondence (dating outside the church was strictly forbidden) with a male Twitter user she called "CG," and over a game of "Words with Friends," the two began an intense emotional affair; CG's liberal and accepting ideas started to rub off on the isolated Megan.

So much so that one day, after viewing photos of a famine in Somalia, Megan burst into tears.

Hornet, the gay dating app and social network, is getting political again — putting up billboards countering anti-LGBT hate groups in cities where they are headquartered. C., with a mobile billboard picturing a male couple and the tagline “We’re building families.

The Family Research Council wants to destroy them.” Billboards targeting the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., and Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colo., will follow soon, and Hornet plans to put up messages countering other anti-LGBT groups around the country, with taglines tailored to them.

[Founder] Fred Phelps watched Fox News and chose locations based on their stories.

I missed class to picket, but I'd make it up later. The one time I felt ashamed was when I was picketing before the funeral of five murdered Amish schoolchildren [in West Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, in 2006].

I even picketed my own high school graduation in a cap and gown, holding a sign that said "Fag Chargers" — our mascot was a charging horse. I prayed no one from the media would interview me, because I couldn't explain why I was there. Girls weren't allowed to cut their hair because it was seen as a symbolic covering that showed submission to God. Makeup and revealing clothes were forbidden; we could never expose the "four b's" — boobs, butt, belly, and back. After about a year, I started noticing that the rules applied differently to different people. Even though I was 21 and working as a nurse, I still wasn't allowed to date — the church had outlawed marriage, calling it a "distraction." One day my dad told me to go pack. I'd seen members "disfellowshipped" before, cut off from everyone, including family.

People screamed and cursed at us, especially at our "Thank God for 9/11" signs. I was threatened with a knife and shot at with a BB gun. Church members — mostly relatives of Fred Phelps — live in a compound in Topeka called "the block." What was that like? One of Phelps' granddaughters wore revealing clothing yet was never chastised. We had signs that read "Soldiers Die, God Laughs," but the Bible says that God has "no pleasure in him that dieth." When I brought that up, they just called me a troublemaker. I was answering e-mails sent to the church through our website, and one was from a guy, about my age, named Scott, who struck up a correspondence with me. My father drove me to a hotel where I stayed for two nights, crying and reading the Bible.

In November 2015, it put up a billboard satirizing Donald Trump near the site of the Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee.

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The company is using the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of anti-LGBT hate groups as a guide.