As I was speaking with WBC member Jael Phelps during the protest, a child member of the church scurried past and said worriedly, "You know [the WBC-opposed crowd's] signs are going to break easily."
then explained, "He
is worried about their signs because they are not protected."
The fact that he
is so invested in sign craft at such a young age is more indicative of the WBC's character than any profound statement or product could ever be.
When I asked Jael
what the purpose of the protest was, she
replied, "The purpose is to publish the message.