This is a very touchy topic, and my personal opinion is that Phelp’s crew is a bunch of haters who wouldn’t know love or Jesus if he descended from the clouds in front of them. Did he not say in John 7:53-8:11, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And they left because they realized that they were hypocrites. When you point your finger it blinds you to the one(s) pointing back at you. Hatred blinds you, causing the self-righteous attitude I despise, and it will kill your spirit, and make you your own worst enemy.
While I despise the methods the WBC uses, they do have the right to protest on public land, it is the First Amendment, which I broke down and explained. You have a right to free speech, but you better be able to back it up. They should pick a different forum for their hate. Which is why I’m happy the Patriot Riders shield the mourning from the hating. Now if the mourners kicked the crap out the protesters, I’d applaud.