Westboro Baptist Church singles out Grohl and co for latest hate campaign, saying band should use fame to preach obedience
An infamous religious sect have set their sights on the Foo Fighters for their next hate campaign.
The Westboro Baptist Church is well-known for its “God hates fags” billboards and protesting near the funerals of military personnel. Last year they enraged the rock community by staging a demonstration near the funeral of Ronnie James Dio.
Now the church, led by Fred Phelps and those members of his family who haven’t disowned him, are planning to stage a protest outside the Foo Fighters’ concert in Kansas on September 16.
It’s thought they were spurred into action after Dave Grohl and co released a spoof homo-erotic video called Hot Buns to promote the tour.
A church statement says: “The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people in this doomed nation: hard-hearted, hell-bound and hedonistic.”
It states the Foos “have a platform and should be using it to encourage obedience to God; instead you teach every person who will listen all things contrary to him: fornication, adultery, idolatry, fags.”
The church then turns on the band’s fans, saying: “You have no proper thoughts of the God that created you, but we’ll be there to make sure you don’t forget when you haul your rebellious carcasses into the Sprint Center to watch God-hating fools their shtick.
“The day of your destruction is upon you, even as you vainly seek comfort in the frivolities of this life.”
Earlier this week the church released a parody of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to mark what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday. Revealing “Bohemian Tragedy” they said: “Freddie should really have listened to God and so should you.”