"Phelps believes American deaths in Iraq are divine punishment for a country that he says harbors homosexuals. His protesters carry signs thanking God for so-called IEDs -- explosives that are a major killer of soldiers in Iraq."
This guy is crazy. When I was in school at the University of Michigan, he would come by every so often and protest our graduations for the same reason.
On the flipside, the fact that 5,000 people have come together to protect soldiers' families from this nutcase is rather encouraging to see.