I suppose the Westboro Baptist Church is just like any other religious group. It is somewhat odd, but so be it. They are in the wrong end of popularity towards homosexuals, which is just one of many reasons why they are scorned upon. They use picketing, a form of 'nonviolent protest', which involves lots of spitting and yelling, and they do it during important events, most famously around, or even on, deceased soldiers graves. Their picketing has managed to touch over a dozen churches, and the people of their church are unruly, and use stratagem to get their way. My personal opinion is that they should do whatever they want, but they shouldn't use religion as a means to get what they want. Their acts have cost Kansas hundreds of thousands, and their non-violent protests sometimes end with violence. They also disgrace America, and do every thing 'in the name of God', aka in their own benefit.