Thursday, November 8, 2007

ACLU defends Phelps

Oh the irony. The ACLU, long considered by conservative religious folks to be the posterchild of all things wrong with America, will be defending vitriolic conservative Christian Shirley Phelps-Roper in Nebraska court this coming Monday. The AP reports:
Phelps-Roper, 50, is to appear in Sarpy County Court on Monday on charges of flag mutilation, negligent child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disturbing the peace. The charges were filed after Phelps-Roper allowed her 10-year-old son to stand on the flag while protesting at a Bellevue soldier's funeral in June.

Phelps-Roper's attorney, Bassel El-Kasaby, said he has asked that the case be thrown out because the charges are unconstitutional. El-Kasaby was hired by the Nebraska ACLU to represent Phelps-Roper.
I doubt they'll get her on flag mutilation, but I'm quite interested to see what comes of the negligent child abuse charge...

Hat tip: NPR, AP

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This picture disgusts me

Joe Moderate said...

me too.

Anonymous said...

Good thing she'll die soon.

Anonymous said...

shirley disgusts me and deserves nothing but a bitch slap....this picture of these two whitetrash kids

Joe Moderate said...

Ouch. Hey, Anonymous, I dunno if it's fair to rag on the kids in the photo. I think it's a disgusting photo, cause it shows how the parents are warping their kids. But that's not the kids' faults...

Anonymous said...

A truly disgusting woman with a very disturbed mind and sick agenda. What a pity the USA harbors people like her--it really demeans the country. She accepts all the benefits of the US while slagging off the country. I think that Shirley Phelps-Roper is the true abomination.

Anonymous said...

i think the picture's disgusting. i'm christian and i believe in God, but i think this woman is crazy and is preaching/ doing the wrong thing.

SomeGirl said...

I hate the name she gives to true Christians.

And I feel nothing but sorry for her kids. I wish they had the chance to know something better.

Anonymous said...

"this picture of these two whitetrash kids"

oh some fine patriot you are huh captain america? and so uhh...wheres the part where you prove that you're any better than shirley?


-someone too lazy to register

Anonymous said...

wow. this lady is sick and these poor kids are brainwashed for life, did you know her son left her curch and now she says hes going to hell?~??