While I agree with SCOTUS's decision to protect their rights to free speech, these people really are sick:
As a result of the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church and their recognized First Amendment right to stage anti-gay protests near military funerals, Chris Wallace interviewed Margie Phelps, the church’s attorney and daughter of founder Rev. Fred Phelps. Although happy with the Court’s decision, Phelps still thought it likely that the nine Supreme Court Justices were going to hell, and was confident that President Obama would be going there as well.
Phelps rattled off one crazy statement after another, including that American soldiers are worse than Al Qaeda terrorists and that “the president is going to be king of the world before this is all said and done, and he is most likely the beast spoken of in the Revelation.” Wallace’s technique of just asking questions rather than demonstrating any anger was actually effective in allowing viewers to develop their own increasing outrage at Phleps’ responses. Phelps repeatedly concluded that any positive event was “God’s will,” while events she viewed less favorably were a “curse.” Therefore, it’s hard to conclude, from her perspective, how she would categorize her portrayal in this interview.