Foo Fighters Fans 'F--king Furious' About Westboro Baptist Church Protest

Fans of Foo Fighters have expressed their outrage after Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) announced plans to picket one of the band's gigs.

Foo Fighters Fans 'F--king Furious' About Westboro Baptist Church Protest
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Fans of Foo Fighters have expressed their outrage after Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) announced plans to picket one of the band's gigs. In a statement, the controversial church, which has previously picketed shows by Lady Gaga, accused Foo Fighters of using their position to promote fornication, adultery, idolatry, fags. The band should, according to WBC, be using it to encourage obedience to God. Fans have reacted angrily to the planned protest, which is scheduled to take place at the Sprint Center in Kansas on September 16. On Twitter, Nick Reilly wrote: I've always hated Westboro Baptist Church, but when they plan to picket a Foo Fighters Show? That makes me f--king furious. Another user, Tish Paice, said: Westboro Baptists picketing a Foo Fighters show? Good luck with that you lunatics... Other fans called for singer Dave Grohl to confront the protesters. On their official website, the Westboro Baptist Church said it would also be picketing the World Trade Centre on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    robbie-rocks
    Good luck, Foos and their fans will literally DESTROY THEM, God has another name...it's Dave Grohl. Might burn Westboro Baptist Church to the ground slapping me in the face with religion.
    Footallica?
    You know, they wouldnt do this if they actually read the bible. But thats the problem with most "Christians" today. Im a real Christian and you certainly don't see me out there with those idiots.
    cypherdid
    ...maybe FooFans should picket that church with huge guitars, amps, beer, and fun!
    bassmike200
    Messing with the wrong bands? I don't know anything about the Foo Fighter's religious beleifs but I do know I wouldn't like the band to shove them down my throat as WBC suggest (come to think of it anyone who tells me what to think is pretty low on the list of folks I'd choose to listen to so WBC aren't getting any more of my time!).
    drhammertime
    Grohl should arrive to the concert and perform wearing robes, with some crew members in robes following him around acting like he's Jesus... He's got the looks for it.
    james1210
    I've always hated Westboro Baptist Church, but when they plan to picket a Foo Fighters Show? That makes me f--king furious. This fan cracks me up. He always hated them but now he is furious when they mess with the Foo. Protesting at soldiers funerals is less important? I never got the Foo Fighters appeal, but I guess I might be missing something.
    Xelested
    Slivarito wrote: I like how everything they say the Foo Fighters encourage is... nothing related to what their songs are about. Also, why The Foo Fighters? I'd understand if they picketed say, Marilyn Manson, but The Foo Fighters? Really? Whatever, these guys are nut cases. I REALLY want to see them picket a RATM show though, the fans would practically kill them.
    slaveskinJACKET
    hadlow94 wrote: crucifiedead : What?? Hang on. I'm not American and don't understand this, what are they protesting against at 9/11. Are we no longer allowed to honour the dead? Yea..im Australian, i didnt get that either
    I'm American and I also don't understand what they'll be protesting there. Maybe they view it as worshiping false idols, as opposed to memorializing the people who died that day. I don't know, though. They're pretty retarded, and I don't think they could even think that far into it.
    FlyingPirahna
    I honestly wish they were picketing the show I was going to. It'd make a fun night more fun by getting to troll some trolls.
    hadlow94
    crucifiedead : What?? Hang on. I'm not American and don't understand this, what are they protesting against at 9/11. Are we no longer allowed to honour the dead?
    Yea..im Australian, i didnt get that either
    hadlow94
    cant they just **** off, like....im not religious, i dont go around preaching and telling everyone else that they are wrong. It really pisses me off
    Orion999
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    james1210 wrote: I've always hated Westboro Baptist Church, but when they plan to picket a Foo Fighters Show? That makes me f--king furious. This fan cracks me up. He always hated them but now he is furious when they mess with the Foo. Protesting at soldiers funerals is less important? I never got the Foo Fighters appeal, but I guess I might be missing something.
    +1 I had the exact same reaction instantly upon seeing the article.
    crucifiedead
    What?? Hang on. I'm not American and don't understand this, what are they protesting against at 9/11. Are we no longer allowed to honour the dead? As for the Foo's show, lol, I'm sure my fellow Foo's fans will have fun.
    jhart08
    the sad thing is i can handle a concert, but protesting 9/11 is unAmerican and a descrace to decent human beings everywhere.
    SiggyBond23
    I think this just means that Fred Phelps got off on that Hot Buns video the band released...
    GasPipe
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: hadlow94 wrote: crucifiedead : What?? Hang on. I'm not American and don't understand this, what are they protesting against at 9/11. Are we no longer allowed to honour the dead? Yea..im Australian, i didnt get that either I'm American and I also don't understand what they'll be protesting there. Maybe they view it as worshiping false idols, as opposed to memorializing the people who died that day. I don't know, though. They're pretty retarded, and I don't think they could even think that far into it.
    To cut a long story short, the WBC believe that any disaster or tragedy that befalls people - from the Japanese Tsunami and New Zealand Earthquakes, to the World Trade Center attacks, even to people who die of cancer - is God punishing those people for their sins, and they believe that they should rejoice in all of Gods judgements. When an interviewer asked one of the members of the church why they celebrated tragedies, he actually said "it's God kicking your ass for your sins." Watch the documentaries "The Most Hated Family in America" and "Return to the Most Hated Family in America". Very eye-opening and fascinating.
    mattg24
    Dallen_007 wrote: Slivarito wrote: I like how everything they say the Foo Fighters encourage is... nothing related to what their songs are about. Also, why The Foo Fighters? I'd understand if they picketed say, Marilyn Manson, but The Foo Fighters? Really? Whatever, these guys are nut cases. I REALLY want to see them picket a RATM show though, the fans would practically kill them. My guess is they pick bands like Foo Fighters and Taking Back Sunday because they know things wouldn't end well for them if they protested something like a Slayer or a Manson concert. I've met plenty of Slayer fans just looking for a reason to start a fight.
    LMAO that was the first f***ing thing I thought when I read this, I mean honestly what a bunch of pussies, they hide behind their fake, self righteous god (not saying there isn't a god, just saying their god doesn't f***ing exist), to push their pro racist sexist agenda on ignorant people to exploit them for money and power. These guys wouldn't dare protest a Slayer or Metallica gig, shit not even an Avenged Sevenfold show, hell there last album had a song called "God Hates US". Just another group of insecure self righteous nuts cases that don't have half a f***ing brain. It amazes me how ignorant people truly are :/
    T7E
    why don't we picket them one day. That would be fun
    Evan42881
    Ok, I am pissed. I ****ing hate this people. How dare these judgmental ****faces tell people how to think? How dare they call homosexuals fags. How dare they judge a rock band. Once you start hating on homosexuals (people just like us are born a certain way), I believe you deserve to rot in Hell. Go **** yourselves nuts, Dave will make something out of you. I know my intolerance to intolerant people seems hypocritical, but you're going to have to deal with it.
    Evan42881
    Dallen_007 wrote: Slivarito wrote: I like how everything they say the Foo Fighters encourage is... nothing related to what their songs are about. Also, why The Foo Fighters? I'd understand if they picketed say, Marilyn Manson, but The Foo Fighters? Really? Whatever, these guys are nut cases. I REALLY want to see them picket a RATM show though, the fans would practically kill them. My guess is they pick bands like Foo Fighters and Taking Back Sunday because they know things wouldn't end well for them if they protested something like a Slayer or a Manson concert. I've met plenty of Slayer fans just looking for a reason to start a fight.
    I would lol
    bakaxninja
    People should picket back by singing/reenacting the Foo Fighter's "Hot Buns" video.
    yukonchuck06
    wicked_hobbit wrote: Encourage obedience to God? I think we're all kinda obedient to Dave Grohl.
    AMEN!!!!!
    mat hazelwood
    This group protested a funeral in my town this summer and they were literally chased out of town. Youtube wbc ran out of ottumwa, worth it
    Derek715
    wicked_hobbit wrote: Encourage obedience to God? I think we're all kinda obedient to Dave Grohl.
    You, sir, win the Internet!
    The_Boogeyman
    They protested here in West Virginia after a bunch of miners were killed in the mines. Aaaaand, one of them got the shit beat out of 'em and sent to the hospital.
    Dr Funkenstein
    cypherdid wrote: ...maybe FooFans should picket that church with huge guitars, amps, beer, and fun!
    They could also invite the gay community for a massive orgy.
    robhc
    JTNorquay wrote: You know they're really ****ed up when even the ****ing KKK is against them.
    If that is true, that just made my evening!
    starsky133
    I'm always f--king furious about their protests. Especially when they showed up at the funeral of a local brave, God-loving man who died for our country fighting the people who think all Americans should suffer. Without these troops, all our asses would go to terrorists, and nothing Westboro says can protect us.
    BenjaminFields
    let'em do what they want. It's certainly their right, however ridiculous, pointless. Yeah, they're a joke and seriously what do they hope to accomplish by picketing outside some arena or amphitheater. If they were seriously thousands strong their pathetic rants still couldn't be heard amid the crunch of guitars and bombast of the drums and oh, yeah...screaming Foo fans.
    metalhead2475
    wicked_hobbit : Encourage obedience to God? I think we're all kinda obedient to Dave Grohl.
    This
    highwind5150
    I'm going to this event as well. That's 2 times in the last year the Westboro folk will be picketing an event that I am attending. The other was Kevin Smith's Red State movie. I can't wait for this...
    randyaintdead82
    Dave Grohl is literally going to have another moment where he starts to kick people out of the show (in a funny, not dick manner) "Oh no you don't come to my show to give me 'biblical' protests you come to my show to DAAANNNCCE"
    dandesmond
    My word! Okay, I am a practicing Christian but I am a huge Foo Fighters fan. Christians are meant to live a life of love, not do things like this! Again the church lets us down...
    Tigershark2112
    Westboro tried to kill the metal, but they failed, as they were smite to the ground. Metal, it comes from HELL!
    PIMO
    lol Westboro Baptist Church is just asking to get their asses beaten into the ground by Foo Fighters fans!!!! and I didn't know about the 9/11 protest, what a bunch of douche bags seriously...
    Tenaciøus-A
    wicked_hobbit wrote: Encourage obedience to God? I think we're all kinda obedient to Dave Grohl.
    +1.
    link no1
    I hope these guys protest at a Slayer gig sometime...Imagine what the fans would do to them.
    elcapitan1800
    I've always hated Westboro Baptist Church, but when they plan to picket a Foo Fighters Show? That makes me f--king furious.
    Picketing a soldiers funeral is one thing, but a concert? NOW I am pissed! But seriously, these guys are nuts and the only thing they accomplish is angering people and turning them away from God. Good job though
    Slivarito
    I like how everything they say the Foo Fighters encourage is... nothing related to what their songs are about. Also, why The Foo Fighters? I'd understand if they picketed say, Marilyn Manson, but The Foo Fighters? Really? Whatever, these guys are nut cases. I REALLY want to see them picket a RATM show though, the fans would practically kill them.