Two years ago, I was in Topeka for Christmas and ended up at going to the First Presbyterian Church on Christmas Day. On our way there, we drove past a church with protestors. Upon arrival, we noticed more. These people were protesting churches with which they disagreed. On. Christmas. Day. They should be ashamed to call themselves Christians!
The Phelps organization was scheduled to protest on a Sunday outside St. Patrick/St. Anthony RC church in Hartford, a couple of years back, which has an active ministry to people with HIV/AIDS as well as a gay/lesbian ministry. There was a huge brouhaha about it in the papers and for some reason they never showed up.
It's funny that they chose a RC church, when most of the Congregational churches around here openly bill themselves as open and affirming and most provide for same sex union blessings.