Thursday, January 13, 2011

Westboro Agrees Not To Picket Tucson Funerals In Exchange For Radio Appearances

The Topeka (KA) Capital-Journal reports that the Westboro Baptist Church has agreed to call off its planned picketing of the funerals of victims of the Tucson shooting massacre (see prior posting) in exchange for appearances by church spokesperson Shirley Phelps-Roper on several radio talk shows.The protest at the funeral of 9-year old Christina Green was bartered for appearances on talk shows on a suburban Phoenix station and a Canadian station. Picketing of the other funerals was called off after the nationally syndicated talk show hosted by Mike Gallagher offered time to Phelps-Roper and her daughters on Monday's show.