Former Westboro Baptist poses for NOH8 Campaign

Lauren Drain, former Westboro Baptist Church member poses for NOH8.

Lauren Drain, former Westboro Baptist Church member poses for NOH8. (Photo: Adam Bouska/NOH8)

BY CAVAN SIECZKOWSKI
Huffington Post Gay Voices

Lauren Drain, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, appears in a new ad for the NOH8 campaign, a charitable organization that promotes equality. Not only has Drain denounced the anti-gay, hate-mongering group, but she is also speaking out on behalf of anti-bullying efforts.

Drain says she still identifies as a Christian but believes that religion should not be used for hurt. “I don’t think anyone should judge or persecute another human being or any group of individuals based off of those personal, chosen, beliefs,” she says in a statement on the NOH8 website. “I am against any and all forms of violence, discrimination, bullying or bigotry directed at someone else due to their personal lifestyle.”

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