Did Westboro Baptist Church Just Get Arrested in Oklahoma?

Dozens of people are tweeting, retweeting — and celebrating — that members of the hateful Westboro Baptist Church have been arrested in Oklahoma, where they were planning to protest to funeral of 9-year-old tornado victim Nicolas McCabe.

However, an LGBT rights group suggests the arrest was not of Westboro members:

That tweet is drowned out by claims to the contrary, including this “confirmation”:

Two years ago Oklahoma passed a bill specifically targeting Westboro’s funeral protests, barring protests within 1,000 feet of a funeral. But this tweeter claims a new law was passed yesterday:

Many are citing the lack of a permit, but again this has not been verified:

This person mocks Westboro’s history of litigious action:

Westboro Baptist Church: Top 10 Things You Didn't KnowWatch the top 10 things you didn't know about Westboro Baptist Church. They're the most hated family in America, maybe the world, and while we all know they're a bunch of despicable morons, the reality is that there is some subtlety to their brand of awful. Also, they tweet some really dumb stuff.2013-04-26T17:57:14.000Z
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