Seven year-old Faith Drain, an aspiring artist and member of the Westboro Baptist Church. Faith’s father, Steve Drain, a 46-year-old marketing consultant, first came to the church in 2000. He was making the documentary film Hatemongers. Steve came to accept the church’s beliefs and moved his family from Florida to just across the street from the church in Topeka.
The eldest of Drain’s four children, Lauren, was voted out of the church and family home by a vote of 21, including her parents, after asking questions about the religious practices that were considered subversive.