Westboro Baptist Church Agrees Not to Picket Funeral of 9-Year-Old; Will Instead Take to the Radio

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Christina Taylor Green
An update on the Westboro Baptist Church -- the hate-mongering group that likes to protest funerals of people who've died of AIDS and been killed in war and suchlike -- who'd recently threatened to protest the funeral of Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old killed during the assassination attempt on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Yesterday a bill was passed in Arizona to prevent the group from coming within 300 feet of the funeral, although they said they might protest anyway, since they'd planned "to picket at one of two intersections more than 1,000 feet from the church." But today the Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Westboro-ites won't picket the funerals of any of the victims of Saturday's shootings, because, well, they got a better offer:

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a church spokeswoman, said the pickets had been called off after radio talk show host Mike Gallagher offered to have her on his radio program Monday.

Phelps-Roper said the decision boiled down to the church being able to communicate its message with as wide an audience as possible. She said Gallagher's radio audience is estimated to be about 10 million people.

Along with Gallagher's show, radio stations KXXT-AM, a station in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson, Arizona, and CFNY-FM, 102.1 "The Edge" in Toronto, will give the group airtime. Phelps-Roper will be on "The Steve Sanchez Show" on Saturday morning on KXXT-AM.

Apparently this is not the first time the group has "negotiated" by threatening to picket funerals. But, on the bright side, at least you can turn off (or never turn on) the radio.

[JDoll]


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Practical_magicks

Um...why would they even want to picket the funeral of a poor innocent victim?? I will never ever understand anything about this horrible religious group.

Crhatche2
Crhatche2

some people are just dumb as hell... i mean, some people can't exacally say, hey don't shoot me... not like the girl or anyone else asked to be shot. if you ask me, idiots like this should have something done to them... i bet if it was someone close to one of them, they would not protest.

Ssm
Ssm

Can we organise to ship these trouble makers who have to push their beliefs on everyone else to that Island in LOST. Maybe society can make a pact that when they die, we burry them upside down, in line with their beliefs

Guest
Guest

can we just light these cocksuckers on fire yet?

jtaylor13
jtaylor13

More like she didn't want her ass kicked.You think she would have made it 5 min at that little girls funeral.HELL NO...

Jimbob
Jimbob

Let them on the show. Lets hear them. I'm curious to how these hate-mongering nut-jobs justify picketing funerals. Let the world see how crazy they are. I wish they would quit calling themselves Christians...They're not.

BlackUnicorn05
BlackUnicorn05

I will not listen to the show myself, but at least it will keep them from causing distress at the funerals.

Junk
Junk

maybe if someone posts a picture of a US map with crosshairs over their church...

Jimbob
Jimbob

Another libtarded nut-job who can't tell the differance between a surveyer symbol and cross hairs!

commanderlock
commanderlock

Mike Gallagher and Steve Sanchez have the power to say what needs to be said to these people. They NEED to use it.

Jason
Jason

Right wing nut jobs! Protesting at a funeral is insane, find a new way to make money and leave religion out of it!

Jeff
Jeff

This isnt right-wing, this is straight past right wing and into crazyville. I dont think anyone on the right(or left for that matter) identifies with these people.

and as a side note, im not implying that crazyville is only past the right, if you go far enough left you'll find it there too.

cdec
cdec

Where's the Hell's Angels when you need them?

k'Sheyna
k'Sheyna

Anyone who usually listens to that radio show should call the station and let them know you will not tune in that day and why. Don't just not listen; let them know it.

Raffi
Raffi

I listened to their explanation of why they were offering them an on-air interview and it was simply because, to paraphrase, their general listener audience already knows that these people are nutjobs and so they're not worried that anyone will listen for any other reason other than to be entertained by their insanity.

They're only offering the interview to spare the friends and family who are going to attend the funeral. They have done the same in the past for the same reasons. The radio station actually actively calls out the Westboro Baptist Church as a bunch of idiots regularly.

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