Mary Glasspool, lesbian, has now been ordained as the second homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church. She will serve in Los Angeles. The attendees had to bypass protesters to get into the arena. The protesters were annoyed that not only is Glasspool a lesbian but that both bishops being consecrated were female. There were only two protesters who made themselves known inside (quickly escorted out). The rest of the ceremony went off without problems.
The ceremony was held in an arena that's part of the Long Beach Convention Center -- at the same time the Long Beach Pride festival was also on the Convention Center grounds. Either one would have been enough to draw Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church "God Hates Fags" clan so how could he resist a twofer? Leave it to the gays of Long Beach to turn a protest into a party. The Phelps gang was soon surrounded by conterprotesters with signs such as these: "I hate Brussels sprouts." "I have a sign." "I can't believe it's not butter." They make as much sense as the Phelps' signs.