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Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps' granddaughter stands out in NoH8 campaign

By Elizabeth Sudlow,

The apple may not fall far from the tree, but sometimes the tree is near a hill, and an apple or two can roll away. This may be the case for Libby Phelps-Alvarez, granddaughter of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps.

For those who may not be familiar with the church, the group is infamous for their picketing of funerals for those whom church members believe deserve to be punished for the way they lived their life.

However, Libby Phelps-Alvarez is different. Since 2009, she has distanced herself from her family and their opinions by choosing to support a non-profit group that bought the house across the street from the church and painted it rainbow, reports The Huffington Post.

Phelps-Alvarez chose to support Planting Peace, founded by Aaron Jackson and John Dieubon in 2004, where their main mission is peace. "Although our organization operates on a global level, we emphasize the power of one; the ability that each person possesses to make a difference in the world," the organization says on its website.

But that is not all. She recently posed with her husband, Logan, their newborn son, Paxton, and other members of the Equality House as part of the NoH8 Campaign.

Rock on girl, but don’t go home for the holidays. It might not go over well.

Image via Facebook from Libby Phelps

 

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