Shirley Phelps-Roper – the
target=”_blank”>new faceof Topeka’s gay hating, soldier funeral picketing Westboro Baptist Church – was arrested yesterday morning in Nebraska for allowing her 10-year-old son Jonah to stand on a United States flag while picketing a soldier’s funeral, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. She is free on $150 bond.
Bellevue police arrested Phelps-Roper on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Phelps-Roper told the Capital-Journal that trampling the flag is a constitutionally protected and righteous act.
"Every symbol of the rebellious, doomed America must necessarily be disrespected," Phelps-Roper told the paper. "We did our duty today to our God and fellow man. Our job is to cause this nation to know her abomination. The thing they worship, the flag, is worthless. It's a piece of cloth."
Phelps-Roper was defiant as usual.
"Those rogue cops cooked up this scheme," she said, "and now the question is whether the person who sits in the office of the prosecutor has character. If they pursue this, our next stop will be federal court in Nebraska to challenge that unconstitutional statute." -- Justin Kendall