But not without a price... area radio stations made a deal to give Westboro Baptist Church airtime to spew their hateful and insane rhetoric in exchange for staying away from the funerals of 9-year-old Christina Green and US District Judge John Roll.
Tucson, Ariz. – United in grief over the Arizona mass shooting, Tucsonans and their sympathizers accomplished what others could not: run the controversial Westboro Baptist Church out of town.
Members of the church have protested outside military funerals across the United States as they attempt to spread their message that America is being punished for its growing tolerance of gay rights. But in Tucson, protesters did not show up at the first two funerals for shooting victims – held for 9-year-old Christina Green and US District Judge John Roll.
Instead, the Topeka, Kan., church will take to the airwaves. In exchange for canceling its planned pickets at the funerals of the six shooting victims, the church announced, it will get air time on two radio shows.
Shirley Phelps-Roper is expected to get 30 minutes of air time on a Phoenix talk show hosted by Steve Sanchez. And on Monday, the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher show will give an hour to Ms. Phelps-Roper.
Therefore, they really aren’t keeping them out of town, just away from the funerals of those victims who lost their lives in Tuscon at the hand of a mentally-disturbed individual.
What’s kind of interesting is that Miss Shirley won’t be able to just simply sit and spew her hateful bullshit for an hour:
Phelps-Roper won’t simply have an open mic, he notes. She will be debating Dinesh D’Souza, president of The King’s College in New York City and author of “What’s So Great About Christianity.”
If they don’t have a good moderator, all that will happen is that this bitch will outshout D’Souza with her screeching voice and babble on with her nonsense about her evil god who kills soldiers and causes bad stuff to happen because there are gays in the world. If there is a god with such powers and he hates the gays he created, then why doesn't this god just eliminate what he doesn't like? No, this god, they say, kills soldiers who are protecting their country, kills children who are just learning about life and many of whom don't even know about sex or sexuality yet, and kills whoever he feels like just because he doesn't like something about his own creations. Makes ZERO sense.
We have a society where people must be silent in movie theaters and observe the no talk rules in town meetings, classrooms, courtrooms, etc, but to demand silence during funerals is to be in violation of free speech. There are times when one must follow the rules to shut the hell up.