Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Why I Love Nebraska! (Shirley Phelps-Roper Arrested June 5)

Yes, a member of the Westboro Baptist "Church" was finally arrested!

Phelps-Roper Arrested in Nebraska

Funeral protester arrested for allowing son to step on flag

Woman Arrested During Soldier's Funeral


Update  Over at  A Soldiers Mind 

Terri researched the Nebraska flag statute, and it reads thusly:

Section 28-928
Mutilating a flag; penalty; flag, defined.

(1) A person commits the offense of mutilating a flag if such person intentionally casts contempt or ridicule upon a flag by mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, or trampling upon such flag.

(2) Flag as used in this section shall mean any flag, ensign, banner, standard, colors, or replica or representation thereof which is an official or commonly recognized symbol of the United States or the State of Nebraska.

(3) Mutilation of a flag is a Class III misdemeanor.

(source:  )

(Kudos to Terri, for researching the statute!:)
I'm seeing comments in various blogs applauding the arrest, but stating that the Nebraska flag statute is unconstitutional. 
Following up on Terri's research led me to this site 
which is pretty interesting reading. It's got a page listing  State Flag-Protection Laws
It will be interesting to see how all this plays out, in the days ahead.
Perhaps the WBC should have researched the Nebraska state motto before traveling there?
"Equality before the law"
or perhaps they just didn't know, as a Nebraskan friend told me
"We don't mess around in Nebraska."


cmuirw1 said...

I am so glad they arrested that disgusting pig of a woman. blech.

ceilisundancer said...

Good.  From all I've heard, they are quite disrespctful, to say the least, harrassing and interrupting thegrieving process and funerals of many good people.  Despicable actions deserve to be halted.

lsk49rs said...

May the Lord forgive these people for the horrible disrespect they show to our military, their fellow Americans and their fellow Christians.   This group gives Christianity a very bad name.

tschuckman said...

Only in America where the Law of the Land can become polluted by ACLU oinks, perverts and cowards. can misgiulded "people" show disrespect for the Flag.  Try that stuff in Mexico or the Middle East and see where it lands

We enjoy many freedoms here in America that Combat Veterans fought and earned for all of us, but even now as I type, our Gov't is again cheating wounded combat Veterans of their rights, disability ratings, and health care, while perverted protestors probably enjoy the best of medicine.

And, YES, I am very happy to see someone is finally arrrested in the fine State of Nebraska, for stepping on our flag !!

Tom Schuckman                                                                                                                  
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 1968-70             
"Iron Sharpens Iron" -- Proverbs 27:17
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the TRUTH ? ---Galatians 4:16

mariacat2003 said...

Excellent article Kathi, thank you. It's about time some of these folks get their come-uppance. Love you, girl.