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Published: 01/25/11

John and Roxanna Green: 5 Facts About Christina Taylor Green's Parents

By  Chris Sesno - AOL News
John and Roxanna Green: 5 Facts About Christina Taylor Green's Parents

The parents of Christina Green, the youngest victim of the Tucson, Ariz., shootings, were invited to Washington, D.C., to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address tonight. Honored in the president's speech, John and Roxanna Green came into the public eye after the horrific events of Jan. 8 and have since granted a few interviews about the anguish of losing Related Stories State of the Union Address [LIVE FEED] their youngest child in the rampage that shocked the nation. Surge Desk offers the following facts about the Greens. 1. They donated...

Published: 01/15/11

Christina Green Organ Donation Saves Boston Girl

By  Hugh Collins - AOL News
Christina Green Organ Donation Saves Boston Girl

The family of Christina Taylor Green, the nine-year-old girl killed when a gunman opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a "Congress on Your Corner" event, has donated some of her organs, already saving another child's life. Some of the organs went to a little girl in Boston, CNN reported. "It was very poignant to find out. That's what Christina was all about," father John Green told CNN. "It's a blessing." Los Angeles Times / MCT The family of Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old killed in Tucson shootings, donated her organs to help others. Her father told CNN some of her...

Published: 01/14/11

Westboro Church Protestors -- Ignore Them

By  Mary Winter - Politics Daily
Westboro Church Protestors -- Ignore Them

Mainstream media don't publish pornography or gratuitous violence. They don't give soapboxes to extremist groups such as the Aryan Brotherhood or the Man-Boy Love Association. So maybe they should think twice about covering Westboro Baptist Church members, who picket funerals of soldiers and newsmakers. This small-town Kansas congregation spews hate, vilifies a minority and spreads a message that offends even the thickest-skinned among us. Church members haul out their "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" signs for one reason -- to get national exposure for their bizarre belief that God is...

Published: 01/13/11

Youngest Arizona Shooting Victim Laid to Rest

By  not in system - AOL News
Youngest Arizona Shooting Victim Laid to Rest

TUCSON, Ariz. - Some 2,000 mourners packed a Catholic church to honor Christina Taylor Green, the bubbly 9-year-old who was the youngest victim of the Arizona shootings, while hundreds more lined streets outside in a show of unity and support. Christina's was the first of half-a-dozen funerals in the coming days, and was to be followed Friday with a service for U.S. District Judge John Roll at the same church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Security was expected to be tight at the ceremony, with many federal judges among the mourners. Roll and Christina were among six people killed Saturday when a...

Published: 01/12/11

Westboro Baptist Church Won't Picket Christina Green Funeral

By  Torie Bosch - AOL News
Westboro Baptist Church Won't Picket Christina Green Funeral

The controversial Westboro Baptist Church has announced that it will not picket the funeral of the 9-year-old girl killed in Saturday's shooting. It's not entirely a show of unexpected compassion, however. Westboro Baptist Church scrapped initial plans to protest at Christina Green's funeral in exchange for airtime on radio stations in Phoenix and Toronto. The group still plans to send a handful of members to picket at the funeral of U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, despite emergency legislation passed by Arizona to ban such protests at memorial services. The new law was passed soon after...

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