First my understanding is that they are all mostly related. Secondly many of them are lawyers and they want to incite the crowd so they can sue people.
They were supposed to be here to protest a soldiers funeral but never showed up, I don;t know if they did some research or what happened but it was probably a smart choice. I'm not so sure they would have left with all their body parts intact. Keep in mind you might have a VFW every 4 or 5 miles in this area and it's very patriotic area. There would have been violence if they were here. Hundreds of people showed up for this funeral when word got out they were coming.
While the soldiers funeral protest is bad as is the Edwards situation, they are protesting Children's funerals in Oklahoma:
Protesters from a Kansas church who have gained attention through picketing at the funerals of fallen military servicemen are now turning their attention to protesting at the funerals of children to retaliate for their tires being slashed at a McAlester serviceman's funeral last week.
Members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas will be in Burneyville in southern Oklahoma today. That's where a funeral is being held for eight-year-old Jalen Wolfe, who died in an accident at the Love County Fairgrounds last week.
My guess is this issue will resolve itself, someone is going to snap and turn them into swiss cheese.