WORD/Greenville To Air Debate With Westboro Baptist Church
March 18, 2011 at 4:55 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM Talk WORD-A-WYRD-A-F/GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG is airing a one-hour debate involving members of the controversial WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH TODAY (3/18) at 3p, the result of a deal between the station and the church to keep church members from picketing the funeral of a U.S. airman killed in a shooting in GERMANY, reports NBC affiliate WYFF-TV.
Senior Airman NICK ALDEN was killed in an ambush at an airport, and the WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH planned to picket ALDEN's funeral.
The station made the deal with the church in exchange for the group's leaving the ALDEN funeral alone.