The Westboro Baptist Church Not-So-Pretty Hate Machine

The media whores from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, an SPLC-monitored hate group, have agreed not to picket the funeral of Christina Taylor Green — the 9-year-old girl killed during the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this past weekend in Tucson. There is a catch, of course. The church will only relent its hate machine (and colorful signs!) in exchange for free airtime on two radio stations.

An anti-gay church group says it will not picket the funeral of the 9-year-old girl killed in Tucson in exchange for air time on two radio stations, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports, but will go ahead with pickets at the funeral of a federal judge killed in the attack.

The report comes as the Arizona legislature has unanimously passed emergency legislation aimed at keeping the protesters at bay at the funerals of the victims of Saturday’s shootings.

The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church regulars pickets military funerals to draw attention to its view that the deaths are God’s punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality. (via USA Today)

PS: The group’s website, God Hates Fags, maintains a meticulous “Picket Schedule” in case you’re interested in seeing what organized insanity looks like. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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