The bad news: The Supreme Courts has ruled that Westboro Baptist Church wasn't infringing on the rights of a grieving dad when they picketed his son's funeral. Justice Alito dissented, saying Westboro's behavior goes beyond the pale and shouldn't be tolerated. I don't know that I agree with him.
Should WBC's speech be protected? I hate to say it, but yes. I will fight to the death to defend their right to say whatever hateful, bile-raising venom they have to spew. They're citizens, they have opinions, they have the right to voice those opinions. They're a "religious" organization and the government doesn't get into the business of religion.
That's Al-Qaeda's job.
Come to think of it, Al-Qaeda can have the WBC, too. They have a lot in common.
But in the meantime, here's the GOOD news: as of 11:03 eastern time, the Westboro Baptist Church's website is still offline. Woohoo! Free speech for WBC is fine by me - I can't hear them!