Foo Fighters Taunt Westboro Baptist Church

The Foo Fighters staged a protest of their own for the Westboro Baptist Church, who was protesting their concert in Kansas City, Missouri.

Foo Fighters Taunt Westboro Baptist Church
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The Foo Fighters staged a protest of their own for the Westboro Baptist Church, who was protesting their concert in Kansas City, Missouri the other night. The controversial church announced plans earlier this month to picket the Wasting Light band's show at the Sprint Centre over their failure to promote "obedience to God". In response, Dave Grohl and his bandmates parked up in front of the protesters in a modified truck on Friday and, while dressed in cowboy hats, long wigs and fake moustaches, tormented the anti-gay group by singing their song "Keep It Clean (Hot Buns)" and talking about "man-loving". "Ladies and gentlemen, God bless America!" Grohl declared during the impromptu set. "Land of the free, home of the brave! "I don't care if you're black or white or purple or green, whether you're Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady GaGa or Lady Antebellum, it takes all kinds." The Foo Fighters were also watched by individuals staging counter-protests against the church, which gained notoriety after picketing the funerals of American soldiers. They also threatened to protest at the funerals of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor and Jackass star Ryan Dunn. Watch the Foo Fighters serenade the Westboro Baptist Church below:
Thanks to Digital Spy for the story.

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    bulusvanua
    Eirien wrote: As much as I respect The Foo's intentions in partaking in the counter protest, the best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. The WBC want reactions like this as it draws attention to their infantile cause.
    I don't want to ignore them though, they're an endless supply of laughs, such as in this performance.
    Tster
    GenerationKILL wrote: Right... And we should've just ignored Hitler and any other major disturbance or wrong doing in history...
    Not saying I agree with the other guy but Hitler isn't comparable to WBC. Oh and thanks for shoving your belief on us.
    Crazyjosh
    I don't know about you lot, but personally I want to go and picket a FF concert myself so that they'll come out and give me a personal performance Lucky buggers
    Eirien
    As much as I respect The Foo's intentions in partaking in the counter protest, the best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. The WBC want reactions like this as it draws attention to their infantile cause.
    Mzryinc
    I do not understand how a group of any people large or small think that they have the right to tell the world what to think or how to live your life...What my neighbor does in his own home or how he or she lives is none of my business or yours.These brainwashed "robots" have no idea how lost they are....Not a big F.F. fan but good for Dave to stand up.
    Eirien
    Nofootcanman wrote: minipancake wrote: Pat Smear's 'stache is the best part about this. pat smear is the best part about anything
    The best thing sbout Pat Smear is if you change the second and third letters of his name with the second and third letters of his bands name; Poo Smear from The Fat Fighters!
    Pagan_Poetry
    ^exactly. Not every bully stops after being ignores. Fuckheads like the WBC only try harder when ignored.
    USCENDONE BENE
    Eirien wrote: the best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. The WBC want reactions like this as it draws attention to their infantile cause.
    This is the same response i found when people online suggested South Park should do an episode about the WBC. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?! I see where you are coming from when saying don't feed the troll, but how is your response sane or healthy? Are you not in other words saying to just sweep them under the rug, rather than exposing them to people and educating people and allowing the WBC to be ridiculed as they should be. A problem doesn't get any better by ignoring it. Now potentially millions of people can find out that the WBC are lunatics because of this video.
    kylealex09
    I already have a ton of respect for the FF and just gain so much more! I can't stand the WBC. They are so worthless. They protested the Indy Warped Tour this year and Soupy from The Wonder Years when on a huge rant. It was pretty awesome.
    Korgull
    Cannibal Koala wrote: headbang123 wrote: Finally someone is saying something. As a side note: I'm a Christian and NONE of us are like this. The Westboro Baptist church is not Christian. Too true. It's ridiculous how many people dismiss a whole organization upon the actions of a few misguided people. The WBC are NOT Christians. Jesus taught to be loving and kind to everyone.
    Jesus taught us to love. God taught us that same sex lovin' is an abomination, that we should flood the world if we don't agree with people, totally destroy cities that are uhh "sinful", and the slightest mistake or simply not believing will get you eternal torment after you die.
    Controlpanel
    for as much as I don't like the foo fighters, David grohl continues to deserve my respect...grrr...well done.
    fleaonnj4
    Eirien wrote: As much as I respect The Foo's intentions in partaking in the counter protest, the best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. The WBC want reactions like this as it draws attention to their infantile cause.
    Only things is these guys arent trolling they're ligit
    metallinescence
    Epic win for the Foo Fighters. If I ever see Dave Grohl, I'm gonna give him and the rest of the band fist bumps for this.
    Galfadez
    Galfadez wrote: IMO when they picket a soldiers, they're fair game to do anything to. Go the FFs!!!
    *Soldier's funerals
    Galfadez
    IMO when they picket a soldiers, they're fair game to do anything to. Go the FFs!!!
    Tag43
    Korgull wrote: Cannibal Koala wrote: headbang123 wrote: Finally someone is saying something. As a side note: I'm a Christian and NONE of us are like this. The Westboro Baptist church is not Christian. Too true. It's ridiculous how many people dismiss a whole organization upon the actions of a few misguided people. The WBC are NOT Christians. Jesus taught to be loving and kind to everyone. Jesus taught us to love. God taught us that same sex lovin' is an abomination, that we should flood the world if we don't agree with people, totally destroy cities that are uhh "sinful", and the slightest mistake or simply not believing will get you eternal torment after you die.
    Sounds about right.
    GenerationKILL
    Eirien wrote: As much as I respect The Foo's intentions in partaking in the counter protest, the best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. The WBC want reactions like this as it draws attention to their infantile cause.
    Right... And we should've just ignored Hitler and any other major disturbance or wrong doing in history... What a stupid thing thing to say, if people want change, be prepared to fight for it and prove your point. What this church is doing is WRONG. Like all religion and its arbitrary brainless followers, they think they have the right to tell you and other complete strangers how to live their lives. The biggest problem in history and in life in general is that people cannot or refuse to mind their own business. How someone lives, their sexual orientation or their beliefs is nobodys to decide but their own. As long as this person isn't endangering other people they should be left to live however they want. Religious organizations like the WBC defy hundreds of years of social progress and mock your countries constitution and civil liberties which are LAW by trying to enforce their views onto other people or stop them from living their lives and enjoying basic freedom, which is a RIGHT as a human being. Religion oppresses freedom, it is a defiance of justice* *my own opinion, don't freak out.
    BigMikeBDD
    I'm Catholic and find the WBC to be out of their minds. I'm not a huge fan of FF and I'd say most of their stuff is "ok" but this was quite funny.
    Downfault
    USCENDONE BENE wrote: Eirien wrote: the best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. The WBC want reactions like this as it draws attention to their infantile cause. This is the same response i found when people online suggested South Park should do an episode about the WBC. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?! I see where you are coming from when saying don't feed the troll, but how is your response sane or healthy? Are you not in other words saying to just sweep them under the rug, rather than exposing them to people and educating people and allowing the WBC to be ridiculed as they should be. A problem doesn't get any better by ignoring it. Now potentially millions of people can find out that the WBC are lunatics because of this video.
    Though this would be the case in some instances, I have to disagree. This particular group thrives off of attention, especially negative attention. Its their main prerogative. It's ok to educate people about their heinous acts but I'm most certain at this point, people already know what they are about. The only way they will go away is if people quite letting them get under their skin. That are somebody just does something about them already and kill them, which I wouldn't advocate, but if your only going to rant about them, then they are winning.
    Lapidus
    I think he said purple, not cripple (????), anyway, as usual DG's the man.
    Nofootcanman
    minipancake wrote: Pat Smear's 'stache is the best part about this.
    pat smear is the best part about anything
    strat0blaster
    Another reason Dave Grohl is the man and the Foo Fighters are awesome. Damn I love seeing shit like this.
    Cannibal Koala
    headbang123 wrote: Finally someone is saying something. As a side note: I'm a Christian and NONE of us are like this. The Westboro Baptist church is not Christian.
    Too true. It's ridiculous how many people dismiss a whole organization upon the actions of a few misguided people. The WBC are NOT Christians. Jesus taught to be loving and kind to everyone.
    ninfan200
    headbang123 wrote: Finally someone is saying something. As a side note: I'm a Christian and NONE of us are like this. The Westboro Baptist church is not Christian.
    +1, way to represent
    headbang123
    Finally someone is saying something. As a side note: I'm a Christian and NONE of us are like this. The Westboro Baptist church is not Christian.
    metalhed0294
    Eirien wrote: Nofootcanman wrote: minipancake wrote: Pat Smear's 'stache is the best part about this. pat smear is the best part about anything The best thing sbout Pat Smear is if you change the second and third letters of his name with the second and third letters of his bands name; Poo Smear from The Fat Fighters!
    Holy crap that's genious!!!!!