The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, apparently incensed by Elizabeth Edwards' advocacy for gay rights, picketed her funeral in December 2010. A counter demonstration, the "Line of Love," turned out in large numbers despite short notice and cold, rainy weather.
The two groups, separated by barricades and Raleigh, NC police officers, faced off from opposite sides of Edenton Street. Their messages differed vastly.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.