PERSON OF THE WEEK - 0ct. 1-7, 2006
This week's award goes to a man who may not have made any headlines, but who did a great service by keeping them from being made. After learning that the Westboro Baptist Church planned on protesting the funerals of the Amish girls slain in Pennsylvania, Mike Gallagher decided that he wasn't going to let it happen. Instead of just complaining, the nationally syndicated conservative radio host contacted the church and made them an offer they couldn't refuse: one hour of national airtime in exchange for leaving the Amish alone. They accepted.
On Friday, October 6th, two radicals from the Westboro Baptist Church took the helm of the Mike Gallagher Show for one hour - and the Amish buried their dead in peace. Gallagher's move was bold, and some have criticized it, but I found it to be one of the more amazing displays of selfless compassion that I have seen in quite some time (as I am sure tht it was painful for Gallagher to see his show hijacked by such twisted minds). So, be thankful to Mike Gallagher for making sure that nobody was reading about the Westboro Baptist Church in their newspapers this week.
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