Westboro Baptist Church (I use their name only to identify them; I respect them as neither Baptists nor a church) is the horrible group that pickets any high profile funeral it can, be it soldier, celebrity or politician with their vitriolic signs such as "God Hates Fags." Their rhetoric makes no sense and they abuse some of the civil liberties we have left (freedom of speech, freedom to assemble) to torture innocent, grieving people. They embody evil to me, and because of the nonviolent methods they use, have gone unchallenged for quite some time.
I recently learned about this group, The Patriot Guard, which has taken up a mission of its own. They literally surround the evil protesters like a macrophage cloistering a virus. Equally nonviolent, yet equally determined, these people block the evil-doers from the sight of the funeral participants. As the video shows, Police officers apparently appreciate and respect the turnabout.
I applaud the Patriot Guard and I am so grateful they exist. Regardless of how I personally feel about the war, what they do is necessary to honoring the hearts of our citizens. This is a Good Work.