Steve Drain is a prominent member of the Puritans. Some people claim he's one of the founders of the group. Steve is also a director and writer, known for Fred: The Movie (2000), Lawrence: Free State Fortress (1998) and Judgment Day. He is married to Luci Drain. They have four children.
He's one of the elders of the Westboro Baptist Church since the death of founder Fred Phelps. Drain claims to be a champion for freedom of speech.
==Joining the WBC==
While he used to be a libertarian, his time shooting a documentary on the group called ''Hatemongers'' (title changed to ''Fred: The Movie'' by IMDb trolls)<ref>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439575/</ref> led to him and his family being the only members with no blood or marital relations to the Phelps' to join up.<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMbfQ117Jts</ref><ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T_ok0MaLSQ</ref> His previous career has also greatly aided the Phelps family's video production and song parodies.
Drain's now little more than a vessel for his mentor's hateful views, only slightly worse in every way.
==Overthrow of Shirley Phelps-Roper==
With her father growing ever more decrepit, Shirley Phelps-Roper was the de facto leader of the WBC for many years, and looked to be the one to take over in the event of her father's death. Steve Drain was the main figure in putting a stop to this by consolidating power behind Phelps-Roper's back, and emphasizing women's inferiority as a new tenet of the group.<ref>http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/24/this-man-is-the-future-of-westboro-baptist-church.html</ref> Reverend Phelps, in one of the few decent acts he's ever done in his pathetic life, tried to put a stop to this by emphasizing familial harmony and kindness to other members of the group. For this, Drain had Phelps excommunicated.<ref>http://cjonline.com/news/2014-03-17/elders-excommunicate-phelps-after-power-struggle-call-kindness-within-church</ref>
Things have changed in the WBC under Drain, and not for the better. He once broke a fifteen-year-old's nose<ref>http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/24/this-man-is-the-future-of-westboro-baptist-church.html</ref> and he excommunicated Fred Phelps.