Rev Phelps claim’s Wyoming’s refusal to let him build the statue condemning Matthew Shephard to Hell is a violation of the First Ammendment.
The state of Wyoming is taking the tack of moving the Ten Commandments monument which Phelps had used as an excuse. (If the Ten Commandments monument exists, then all religious monuments have a right to to be displayed.)
Phelps is of course right. One religious monument gets displayed on public property, the state has to allow all. Including those who wish to build a monument to Mary Magdalen, mother of the Christ-Child. Or a group of Satanists who wished to build a monument to Satan. Which is why Phelps should not want to walk down this path.
Unfortunately — our laws do not allow libel/slander/defamation of character lawsuits to be brought by anyone except the person libelled, slandered, defamed. Therefore anyone can say anything they want about someone who is dead.