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Westboro Baptist Church loses granddaughters of the founder

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Two members of the Westboro Baptist Church have left the church and are apologizing for causing pain to others.

Megan Phelps-Roper, 27-years-old, and her sister, 19-year-old, Grace are the daughters of outspoken Shirley Phelps-Roper, and the granddaughters of the Church's founder.

Megan inspired the use of social media in the church, known for protesting funerals with vulgar signs.

She's now apologizing on her Twitter account.

Westboro spokesperson, Steve Drain, says Megan and Grace are now doomed.

"We are bound by the scripture and when somebody decides they don't want to be bound by the scripture, they leave and our position is, well, bye, good luck with that," says Drain.

Drain says members do not keep in contact with those who leave the church.

He says losing a member is not uncommon for the church, which starting picketing soldier funerals 20-years-ago to protest the government's tolerance of homosexuals.

Megan and Grace have released a statement with what's she going through right now. 

Click here to read it.

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