Whatever the case, the fact that the WBC has moved to protesting at ComiCon indicates that they are nothing more than attention whores at this point, which is why I said that I wish the news would stop covering them.
I can almost, sort of, understand (though not agree with, I hasten to add) them wanting to protest against such things as same-sex marriage. On some level, many of them probably do feel genuinely threatened by the idea, strange as that may sound.
However, since I haven't heard of any comic fans agitating to start a Church of Odin, or fighting for the rights of humans to marry elves, the fact that they showed up at a comic convention just reeks of opportunism and publicity-seeking. Next thing you know, they'll blow the dust off the old D&D = satanism cliche and protest at Gen-Con.... and doubtless get much the same reaction.
I'm not sure if the majority of the counter-protesters were especially concerned with who was "winning" or "losing". Had I been there with my gaming buddies, we would likely have been counter-protesting ourselves... and we're none of us all that concerned with protests or politics. Geeks, by and large, are one of the most live and let live groups I know of, which is one reason I like being one. :)