Want a daily email of lesson plans that span all subjects and age groups?
Learn more

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left - Megan Phelps-Roper

  • 5,846,930 Views
  • 159 Questions Answered
  • TED Talk

Let’s Begin…

What's it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing... everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America's most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

Create and share a new lesson based on this one.

About TED Talk Lessons

TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. Do you have an idea for a lesson? Create it now using any video from YouTube »

Meet The Creators

  • Speaker Megan Phelps-Roper
Additional Resources for you to Explore

Customize This Lesson

Create and share a new lesson based on this one.

About TED Talk Lessons

TED Talk Lessons are created by TED-Ed using phenomenal TED Talks. Do you have an idea for a lesson? Create it now using any video from YouTube »

Meet The Creators

  • Speaker Megan Phelps-Roper