Skip to comments.Daughter Of Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church Founder, In Court Today (Child Abuse)
Posted on 11/05/2007 7:42:37 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Daughter Of Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church Founder, In Court Today
by Susan @ 8:04 pm. Filed under ACLU, 1st Amendment, Child Exploitation, News, Fallen Heros
Recently we saw Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, take the Westboro Baptist Church, which is no more than a cult disguising itself as a church, to court for disrupting the funeral of his hero Marine son with protests.
Then we showed you that the father won his lawsuit and was awarded $11 million dollars in damages. You hear Phelps reaction to that news here and you can see all of Stop the ACLUs post about this group here.
Today we see reports that the daughter of Fred Phelps, Shirley Phelps-Roper, is in court asking a Sarpy County judge Monday to order prosecutors to spell out in writing why she is charged with flag mutilation, negligent child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disturbing the peace. They say the details of those charges will be important to Phelps-Ropers defense.
Security was tight today as Westboro Baptist Church member Shirley Phelps-Roper appeared in Sarpy County Court to answer charges that she mutilated a flag and put her child in danger while protesting at the funeral of a Bellevue, Neb., soldier.
Although the Sarpy County Sheriffs Office prepared for a possible protest by members of Topeka-base Westboro Baptist Church, none materialized. A few family members and her attorney accompanied Phelps-Roper, 50.
According to Bellevue police, Phelps-Roper had her 10-year-old son stomp on an American flag. Church members had obtained a city of Bellevue permit to protest.
The church, founded by her father, Fred Phelps, has protested across the country at the funerals of numerous soldiers, alleging that their deaths were Gods retribution for Americas toleration of homosexuality.
(Excerpt) Read more at stoptheaclu.com ...
I wonder if the court could mandate that these fruitcakes take birth control so they will stop reproducing?
Of course I realize all of the ethical, moral and constitutional issues involved with this.
But...I distinctly remember drug addicted women receiving court mandated Norplant during the 1990s so that they couldn't go out and get knocked up while they were smoking on a crack pipe.
For these Phelps fruitcakes...it's wishful thinking.
More fun for our favorite “church.” Hope this case goes just as well for them as the last one.
Where is the Radon gas when you need it?
I saw this group last summer in Topeka. They were picketing a church. I looked at the kids holding signs on a beautiful summer day when they should have been at the park or the pool or just having fun with friends. The looks on their faces said they’d rather be anywhere else.
I never thought about the kids of the Phelps clan...... until that day. Now I think of them often. I wish I could rescue them. Even if for no other reason than to show them that GOD IS LOVE. They ARE abused, IMO. It must be awful for them.
Not even close to the ethical, moral, and constitutional issues involved with letting these thugs disrupt funerals all over the country, year after year. The Supreme Court has upheld "time, place, and manner" restrictions on First Amendment rights, and it shouldn't be difficult to put a stop to this. Just trying randomly selecting a funeral in your area, and standing nearby with an obscene sign in the path of entering mourners, and bellowing obscenities at the top of your lungs, and see how long before you get arrested. This "church" has long been accorded special rights that nobody else has.
Miserable bitch. She’s very much her father’s daughter, and deserves whatever she gets in this case.
is she defending herself?
Tough cases like this make us look at ourselves and ask are we principled or just part of the mob.
Maybe she’ll get fried. Not the Chair, but I hope they put her in jail.
Most of what the Phelps clan does is to push people over the line so they can sue. I hope the procsecutors are careful.
I still say the Phelpses are very likely imposters. It is all too suspect that they were Democrats meeting with top Democrats not all that long ago. They are either crazy or they are phonies. They have to know that their protesting helps the people they claim to be against by building sympathy. Okay third possibility: They are either crazy or phonies or morons.
That video is so sad...Those children are being brainwashed. I hope for once that somebody finally gets them out of that sicko cult.
Someday they will push the wrong person too far.
It may not be technically right what action is taken, and I may find it difficult to condemn, but that doesn’t change the fact that someday it will happen.
I’m just sayin’.
I think there’s a lesson to be learned about “the sins of the father...” here.
John Stossel did a report on these turds not too long ago. The kids are unfortunately being conditioned every day. It’s going to take a bunch of work to de-program them.
It makes me literally sick to my stomach when I see those idiots smiling indulgently as they urge their children to stomp on the flag that so many honorable men and women have given their lives to defend. God help me, I cannot begin to forgive these people for that.
Rebekah Phelps-Davis and Chris Davis-Phelps
Shirley Phelps-Roper and Brent Roper-Phelps
Do the men who marry into the Phelps clan take their wives last names too? What a bunch of weirdos.
Google Fred Phelps expose if link doesn't work. Its heartbreaking to read but it says much about Fred Phelps & why his children are like this.
Burn the flag because America is imperialist and its protected by the first amendment. Burn the flag because America is gay and you can kiss your kids goodbye.
I’m not sure about that.
My question as always, who funds these idiots? It takes money to travel around and do the evil they do. Cindi Sheepdog got lots o’money from the dems, HUUUM
But..... Bill O’Reily calls them RIGHT WING crazies.
He has no clue.
There are several lawyers in this clan. They’ve made a bunch of money from suing folks who stood up to them (like with a right cross or a left hook). They show up at a military funeral, get folks really angry, and they’re COUNTING on trouble. When they get it, they go to court. They’ve won alot of money this way, but the tide is now turning.
What goes around comes around. They won’t get their just dues only from US. Eventually, we all find ourselves in that place where we have to stand before the REAL JUDGE. You can’t fool Him.
The Phelps/Westboro church are the poster-children of Christian extremists.
“The Phelps/Westboro church are the poster-children of Christian extremists.”
Nah. I know a lot of religious whack-jobs, the Phelpers are in a class by themselves. They are really a lawyer power-cult and a lawsuit scam more than a church.
Fred was a lawyer until he was disbarred in 1994 and 9 of his 13 children are lawyers, iirc. Two or three of them work for the Kansas Department of Corrections in Topeka.
It is written all over their faces, they know what they are doing is wrong.
No doubt about it, “the gentleman doth protest too much...”
That was almost 20 years ago.
They are either crazy or they are phonies.
They are certainly not phonies in that they truly believe what they say. I'm not so sure of the crazy part though.
Okay third possibility: They are either crazy or phonies or morons.
Getting closer. IMHO, of course.
It’s sad to imagine that ANY kids are exposed to these deranged animals. Some morons just tempt one to imagine that evolution IS true- what else explains THESE apes?
Reminds me of that line from the movie "Parenthood". One of the characters notes, "You need a license to drive a car. But any butt-reaming assh*le can become a parent."
I’m thinking that with a judgment like this against them, we may find that out.
I see the mods removed my post. I hope everybody had time to copypasta the list for future harassment of these pices of sh!t.