Phelps family to protest Shawnee Mission East over gay homecoming king

Shirley Phelps-Roper — the mouthpiece of Topeka’s gay hating, soldier funeral picketing Westboro Baptist Churchcan be prosecuted for desecrating a flag in Nebraska, a Sarpy County judge ruled yesterday.

The judge rejected Phelps’ challenge to Nebraska’s flag statute, the Associated Press reports.

In June 2007, Phelps-Roper was arrested for allowing her 10-year-old son Jonah to stand on a United States flag while picketing a soldier’s funeral.

Shirley and the fam are scheduled to protest Shawnee Mission East Thursday from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. because of this story, “The Shawnee Mission East class of ’08 loves its gay homecoming king,” written last May by former Pitch staffer Jen Chen.

Students are planning a peaceful counter-protest, Jake Davidson told me this afternoon.

Davidson, a SME junior, said students are making signs and T-shirts with slogans such as “God loves everyone” and “Everyone is equal.”

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