This is a sticky one. It came up before the Supreme Court this week and aside from a dissenting vote by Justice Alito, the despicable acts committed by the Westboro Baptist Church are protected by the first amendment.
A number of the "members" of the congregation are lawyers. Their reason for being seems to be being sued. I am not sure if they are compensated as defendants in the numerous suits filed against the "church" or if it's just a matter of face-time in the news. What ever the reason, they are horrible people, who should not have the right to be called a church. What do other Baptists say about them? Whatever. What they do is legal in the United States, and I suppose I'm glad for that. Otherwise, I probably couldn't write this.
The photograph was scanned from the front page of the Oregonian.