From that story, though.. "The Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka has gained notoriety in the past few years for showing up at the funerals of soldiers killed in action, arguing the military's tolerance of homosexuality brought about the soldiers' deaths."
So homosexuality was tolerated at the time of the Civil War, was it? WWI? WWII? Korea? Vietnam? I'm pretty sure there were a few soldiers killed in all those, too.