Keep Hateful Westboro Baptist Church Off the Air
  • Petitioned Eric Hansen

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Executive Producer, Mike Gallagher Show
Eric Hansen
Vice President & General Manager, CFNY-FM
Chris Pandoff
Program Director, CFNY-FM
Ross Winters
Assistant Program Director, CFNY-FM
Don Mitchell
Promotion Director, CFNY-FM
Pina Crispo
General Manager, KXXT-AM
Jess Spurgin
Operations Manager, KXXT-AM
Ramon Bonilla
Public Affairs Director,KXXT-AM
Mark Johnson
Producer, Mike Gallagher Show
Lance Anderson

Keep Hateful Westboro Baptist Church Off the Air

    1. Petition by

      GLAAD

UPDATE (1/17/11): Mike Gallagher has confirmed that the Westboro Baptist Church will not be protesting at any of the funerals of the victims in Tucson in exchange for being allowed on his radio show.

The Westboro Baptist Church has apparently struck a deal with a pair of Arizona and Toronto-based radio stations and a nationally syndicated talk show host. The church claims it will not bring its hate to the funeral of nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green, or the funeral of Judge John Roll – both of whom were killed over the weekend in Tucson, Arizona. Instead, it will be rewarded with a bigger prize. It will broadcast its vicious and hurtful messages, live and on-air, to all the listeners of KXXT-AM, a 50,000-watt station in Tolleson, Arizona, and Toronto-based CFNY-FM, 102.1 "The Edge," as well as the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher show.

For more than 20 years, the Westboro Baptist Church has cynically and maliciously exploited the suffering of countless brave and patriotic American families by protesting the funerals of innocent victims and fallen heroes.

Westboro Baptist Church has held up signs at the funerals of fallen soldiers, saying "Thank God for IEDs," "Pray for More Dead Soldiers" and "God Killed Your Son." Before the families of victims of September 11th, they held up signs saying "Thank God for 9/11" and "God Hates America." Westboro has picketed the funerals of hate crime victims with placards reading "God Wants Your Son Dead" and "God Hates Fags."

This week Westboro has reacted to the tragedy in Tucson with messages like "God Sent the Shooter." Giving airtime to this malicious group is like negotiating with terrorists. Except in this case, Westboro is being incentivized by being provided with an outlet to broadcast their hate to thousands of others.

While countless radio stations and media outlets around the country are properly paying tribute to the fallen and taking a serious look at the tragedy in Tucson, Mike Gallagher, KXXT-AM and CFNY-FM have decided to renege on their responsibility as broadcasters by rewarding one of the most anti-American groups in the country.

Make your voice heard. Tell Mike Gallagher, KXXT-AM and CFNY-FM that rewarding hateful behavior doesn't work and demand that they immediately rescind their offer of airtime to the Westboro Baptist Church.

For more information, please see www.glaad.org/nowestboro

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    • David Lane OLYMPIA, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      They don't deserve the right. In fact they should be directedto go home and stay there and stop distroying other peoples lives with there homophobic retoric and blasfamy against inocent deceaced and thier families. Just sent them packing.

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    • Joelle Lawson 100 MILE HOUSE, ID
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is just sick. Disgusting.

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    • E B MANASSAS, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The radio stations should not have given in. This is like a hostage situation.

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    • Tina Zhu IDEKAY, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The radio stations working with Westboro should be ashamed of themselves for trying to cash in on prejudice. I'm boycotting those radio stations, not only because they are selfish and greedy, but also because they're trying to spread Westboro hate (of Jews, soldiers, and almost every ethnic group in the US).

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    • Adam Smith CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      These freaks are dangerous to civilisation. They have no humanity because they seek to deprive others of theirs.

      I'm not religious, but even so I think if there is a god he/she would not condone their behaviour in his/her name.

      These bigots give everything they are associated with a bad name. Do you want to be associated with them? Does your own crditbility and reputation mean nothing to you?

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