What does effective communication and Westboro Baptist Church have to do with each other? Am I suggestion we picket funerals and set up websites with crude names? Absolutely not.
I had the opportunity to watch this video by Megan Phelps-Roper who grew up in Westboro Baptist Church. In this video, she shares her story of what it was like to be a part of that “church” and how she left it.
Although her story is very interesting, the most useful part of the video is how people reached out to her. Many people have a strong emotional response to anything to do with Westboro. I know they make me angry like few other things do.
But in this video, Megan shares how some people were able to put aside the anger and speak rationally about the problems with Westboro. We can all learn from the communication principles that are explained in this video.