Westboro Baptist Church has announced it will picket a January 7th gig by Lady Gaga. The singer has frequently spoken of her love for her gay fans and thanked them for their support.
The Kansas-based church, best known for its slogan and website of the same name, God Hates Fags, said in a press release it would protest outside the singers St Louis concert to protest her gay-friendly behaviour. Calling her a "sleazy God-hater", the church said: "'Art' and 'fashion' are the euphemisms, the guise under which proud whore Lady Gaga teaches rebellion against God."
Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of church leader Fred Phelps, told Radar Online: "We will be going to her concert with placards reading 'God Hates Lady Gaga' – to inform people that they will be going to hell too if they listen to her messages. “According to the Bible homosexuality is an abomination and she has to shut her filthy mouth and stop promoting it.”
Westboro Baptist Church is well known for picketing the funerals of US soldiers with slogans such as 'God hates fags'. It believes that the deaths of US soldiers in the middle east are God's punishment for a country which allows homosexuality. If you can figure this one out, please let me know.
I was trying to log onto their website to gather further updates, but was not allowed for some reason. Perhaps someone has finally got their web provider to remove this hateful diatribe, or God knows my IP address.