“I know the citizenship question could harm many states, but we will really feel it in South Texas,” said LUPE's Juanita Valdez-Cox.
The incident in Sarasota, Florida came only a day after the veteran in the iconic image died at 95 in Rhode Island.
The editorial appeared in the Democrat-Reporter, a newspaper in the small city of Linden.
"We thought it was just a boring trip to the tax office, but it turned into a lot more than that."
Two Texas newspapers published an investigation last week that detailed hundreds of cases of abuse in the denomination's churches.