In exchange for getting some radio time to air their controversial views, the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., has abandoned plans to picket 9-year-old Tucson shooting victim Christina Tayler Green's funeral.Still, they drive a hard bargain. Protests are still planned.
Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka first told the Topeka Capital-Journal that church members will skip Green's Thursday funeral in Tucson.
Phelps-Roper says the church has been given airtime with 102.1 The Edge in Toronto, Canada and an interview with KXXT-AM in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday morning.
Phelps-Roper says the group still will picket the Friday funeral of U.S. District Judge John Roll and at the intersection where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others were shot.I hope the decent among the locals show up to air their own voices.