On an episode of Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show Wednesday, Libby Phelps Alvarez, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, tearfully apologized to the family of a slain Army soldier from Columbia, Mo.
Libby Phelps Alvarez apologized to Sherry and Randy Wyatt for picketing the funerals of soldiers like their son, Sterling, who was killed in Afghanistan last summer.
Alvarez is the granddaughter of Fred Phelps, the church's founder.
Excerpt above from the Kansas City Star. The apology comes in the second video clip below:
Libby Phelps Alvarez is the granddaughter of Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist "Church." She left the Topeka, Kansas-based congregation, famous for picketing the soldiers of American soldiers killed in action, holding signs bearing slogans like "god hates fags" in 2009.
Wednesday she appeared on Anderson Live to talk about her decision to leave the church into which she was indoctrinated as a young child.