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Book - Banished

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As always if you don't get a chance to read the book you are more than welcome to come for the discussion - but Marcy tells me this is a pretty good one you are going to want to read :)

The location of this restaurant is exit 3 of Dolphin mall close to Cheesecake factory.

Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church (

By: Lauren Drain

Lauren spent her early years enjoying a normal life with her family in Florida. But when her formerly liberal and secular father set out to produce a documentary about the Westboro Baptist Church, his detached interest gradually evolved into fascination, and he moved the entire family to Kansas to join the church and live on their compound. Over the next seven years, Lauren fully assimilated their extreme beliefs, and became a member of the church and an active and vocal picketer. But as she matured and began to challenge some of the church's tenets, she was unceremoniously cast out from the church and permanently cut off from her family and from everyone else she knew and loved. BANISHED is the story of Lauren's fight to find herself amidst dramatic changes in a world of extremists and a life in exile.