The Foo Fighters prove once again why the are the coolest band alive. They continually top themselves and this is no exception. The infamous Westboro Baptist Church, notorious for protesting the funerals of fallen US soldiers with signs that read “God hates fags” and “Thank God for dead soldiers” and at Ronnie James Dio’s funeral, picketed the Foo Fighter’s concert yesterday (Sept. 16) in Kansas City, Mo. Apparently they have a big problem with the band. The hate-mongering followers of the WBC gave their reasoning in characteristic fashion:
“The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people in this doomed nation: hard-hearted, hell-bound, and hedonistic,” leader Fred Phelps wrote on the church’s website. “These people have a platform and should be using it to encourage obedience to God; instead they teach every person who will listen all things contrary to him: fornication, adultery, idolatry, fags. The people in this nation have sinned away their day of grace and have so enraged their God that you are seeing new outpourings of his wrath continually. We will be there to remind you that the day of your destruction is upon you, even as you vainly seek comfort in the frivolities of this life.”
Well, when the WBC showed up to protest the show yesterday they received a response they hadn’t seen before and weren’t expecting to see, to say the least. A truck-pulled float carrying the band dressed in trucker outfits and wigs identical to those they donned in their recent ‘Hot Buns’ video pulled up and the band played the country parody song ‘Keep It Clean,’ heard in their video, skewering the protesters as they looked on with their picket signs in hand.
Keep It Clean brothers, Keep It Clean! By the way, the WBC have a full slate of pickets lined up. Funerals, air force bases, high schools, Capitol buildings, and even an exhibiton NBA basketball game protest if the lockout gets resolved. Way to go!