Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Taking Back Sunday Show

The Westboro Baptist Church will be picket Taking Back Sunday's June 18 show at the Showbox in Seattle.

Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Taking Back Sunday Show
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The Westboro Baptist Church, reportedly will be picketing at Taking Back Sunday's June 18 show at the Showbox in Seattle. On their website they say, "WBC will picket Taking Back Sunday at The Showbox Concert with a message for those in attendance, to wit: God Hates Fags, and God Hates Fag-Enablers; ergo, God Hates america and america is Doomed! This nation is awash in filthy sin and idolatry, including your pop stars like Taking Back Sunday who have the ear of millions and refuse to use that platform God gave them to teach obedience to God's standards. If they opened their mouths to warn you that your sins are taking you to hell, their concerts would be empty, as would their pockets and bank accounts. They will give an account to God for their failure to do their duty." The band declined to comment so far. Taking Back Sunday is set to release their upcoming self-titled album June 28, this will be the first their album in 9 years with their first album line-up.

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    PUNKinheadedboy
    Ibanezbass4life wrote: I hate the WBC with a passion, but at least they're not picketing a good band like Metallica or Megadeth!
    You, sir, are an idiot.
    bustapr
    Westboro is probably the only thing in the US that I would laugh at if theyre members were slaughtered. Pains me to see the vids where they have little kids picketing.
    bustapr
    heres a laugh. Westboro baptist church members oly socialize and have relationships with people from the church, 80% of which is family...
    NiinjaMaster36
    i wonder if the WBC even know that nobody listens to a word they say, and even less people give a s**t
    NiinjaMaster36
    snackpak888 wrote: JimBonJovi wrote: Can't stand religion and it's closed minded followers. It's the number one problem here on planet earth. As opposed to the number one problem on Mars, which is currently GWAR
    +1
    nailsarecruel
    When will they abandon the Eminem approach of trolling lightweights? Muslim extremists, Kali devotees and The Exploited's barmy army need love too.
    crystalmonday80
    why specifically taking back sunday? i mean, they could picket any other show. they just want attention.
    VH84
    I wish they'd picket a heavier band, like Slayer, where the fans would most likely kill them.
    taylorhindman
    snackpak888 wrote: JimBonJovi wrote: Can't stand religion and it's closed minded followers. It's the number one problem here on planet earth. As opposed to the number one problem on Mars, which is currently GWAR
    Effin' win
    TylorTopaz
    i do believe this is why ghandi once said: " i like your christ, but not your christians. Youre countries christians are very unlike your christ"
    jhart08
    God Hates america and america is Doomed!
    Then get the f**k out and live where somewhere else!
    sv1684
    First protesting a soldiers funeral, and now this?? I would love to throttle one of these people in their face along with their "god"
    The Tinman
    I would love to see the WBC piss off the Slayer fans. Every protester would die and every Slayer fan would go to prison. Win win!
    xVyKariousx
    You know, the Westboro Baptist Church actually does a pretty good job of what they are trying to do. Piss people off. They do it every day and they do it with ease. So if you want them to stop, don't pay attention to them.
    ProgJazzMath
    DimebagLivesOn wrote: Black metal dudes actually have weapons, though.
    Do you really think those guys carrying around spike bats and instruments of torture with them at shows? I mean, the dudes from Dimmu Borgir could totally kick them in the face with their spiked knee guards, but i think in the long run, a nice beatdown by bald headed 30 year old men would suffice.
    GhostRider666
    If these wackjobs showed up to pull this crap at a Slayer concert, they'd all be beaten within an inch of their lives. ..now that I think about it, that would be fantastic!
    ProgJazzMath
    You guys with your black metal concerts. Picket a Lamb of God concert if you want to see some real beat downs. Coming from a band who's number one rule is "No smiling on stage." I'd buy all of WBC a ticket to see them attempt a picket.
    DimebagLivesOn
    ProgJazzMath wrote: You guys with your black metal concerts. Picket a Lamb of God concert if you want to see some real beat downs. Coming from a band who's number one rule is "No smiling on stage." I'd buy all of WBC a ticket to see them attempt a picket.
    Black metal dudes actually have weapons, though.
    vIsIbleNoIsE
    nervosuu wrote: I don't get it, what is their problem this time? Why this band? What's the purpose of their picketing this time?
    they're bored and tired of having family orgies to produce more Westborites
    NosralTserrof
    I wanna see what would happen if they did this to Lamb of God. Shit would fly off the ****ing handle.
    Zappanator
    Slayer is nothing, they should try to do this crap at a Gorgoroth concert and meet the real devil
    PeenieMcGee303
    The WBC protested my brothers funeral about 4 years ago. Worst day of my life made even worse by these "people" A fight between my father and the head of the WBC broke out and it was just to much for me to take. I ran out into the rain and I whistled for a cab and when it came near the license plate said "FRESH" and it had some dice on the mirror. If anything I could say that this cab was rare but I thought, nah, forget it, YO HOLMES, to Bel-Air.....sorry.
    xxxFMDxxx
    These people really need to just stick to themselves. Not a fan of TBS but really, leave them alone xD
    Koop4404
    Come on WBC, you can do better than Taking Back Sunday... I kid, I kid
    tanooj2
    I f***ing hate the WBC. Although in the end Fred Phelps is kind of like a dog, so desperate for attention he'll do anything he can to get it. Ignore the dog (or in this case the WBC) and it'll stop its attention seeking behavior. Negative reinforcement is the key, bitches.
    RX120D
    "Practicing without a degree, .44 Caliber Brain Surgery" The world hates WBC. The Baptist community must be able to do something to prevent them from using the word Baptist in their name.
    18zzz18
    God gave people free will. Therefore, people have the choice to love who they please. Would he have done that if he didn't want a man loving a man or a woman loving a woman? People are so contradicting, I can't even stand it. You can't tell me your God is all loving, if he "hates fags."
    huevos
    Lion_Slicer wrote: I stand by my opinion that the WBC has a positive effect on society. They offend us, sure, but they also show the idiocy of taking religion to extremes, and makes rational people and REAL Christians really think about what following God SHOULD mean. (hint: not this) So really they end effect they have is to push people far, far away from this kind of thinking. And people are starting to get smart--instead of suing WBC and losing, they're organizing counter-rallies to raise money for actual good causes. If you feel upset about the WBC's existence, this site is both relevant and good for a laugh: godhatesshrimp.com
    This. You mustn't hate the WBC, just ignore them entirely. If you do pay attention however, just look at them as a parody of religion. Maybe they're just doing it for the lulz.
    scarfacesuit
    They're running out of things to picket, haha!! I never thought I'd see the day when WBC has run out of stuff to picket! It's cause everyone knows they're idiots and has started ignoring them. It's much easier to ignore the crazy homeless guy on the side of the road than argue with him on being homeless.
    wutconnur
    Taking Back Sunday are a brilliant band, haters are going to hate. But then again, I don't hate the Christianity, I hate it's followers, just like I love Taking Back Sunday but hate most of their followers - emo girls who don't actually understand the music they're living to.
    The_lizard_king
    Westboro Baptist Church is a bunch of Kool-aid drinkers. It doesn't bug me that they picket concerts, but funerals that's what bugs me.
    Slap-happy
    There are many reasons I detest religion and the outspoken advocates. Especially since, as I recall from having read the Bible and studied other religions, that the basis of most doctrines are forgiveness and salvation. If you have a belief that you hold that strongly but are accepting of others points of view, fine, you have my respect. However, display narrow-minded ignorance, attempt to spread hatred and fear and make every attempt to appear bigoted then you deserve everything you have coming to you. These folls don't deserve the exposure they receive and, like most bullies and spoiled childrenm, deny them the attention and they will gradually disappear. Either that or get a flat-bed truck outside Phelps' compound, a generator and ask AnalCunt, Sufferkunt, Deicide, Slayer and Cannibal Corpse to hold a marathon concert at top volume... Just an idea.
    dylanzig
    "If they opened their mouths to warn you that your sins are taking you to hell, their concerts would be empty, as would their pockets and bank accounts." The fans would still be broke if the followed idiots like that religious group around. Apparently their God is cool with hating on everything as long as the congregation continues to give them their paychecks.
    strat0blaster
    CaptinK'nuckles wrote: Guys I have an idea! Let's set up a huge UG Anti West Boro Baptist Church Team and picket all of their pickets!
    I'm down. haha. Seriously - I'm not religious, and I'm not a fan of organized religion, but it's ridiculously obvious to anyone with even a baser knowledge of the Bible and Christianity in general that God, when going by those books and holy beliefs, doesn't hate anyone.
    Slash is God! wrote: I see that Westboro never **** with Slayer
    Because they're overtly Satan.
    BillyRamone
    pono88 wrote: Why don't these WBC pricks grab their balls and picket a Slayer concert?? I mean if your going to picket for "refusing to use that platform God gave them to teach obedience to God's standards." They would be the band to picket, right?? It's a win win for everyone then. They get to spread their hate filled message AND get the shit beat out of them by all the rabid Slayer fans!!
    +100
    SmittyMan90
    If you don't like America, then please do everyone a favor and leave. im sure other countries will be more accepting to your skewered ideas. (sarcasm)
    nervosuu
    I don't get it, what is their problem this time? Why this band? What's the purpose of their picketing this time?
    CaptinK'nuckles
    Guys I have an idea! Let's set up a huge UG Anti West Boro Baptist Church Team and picket all of their pickets!
    theused101
    not cool at all. i hate how thee people who claim to be righteous are really the most intolerant. its a drag man
    DarkMatterBand
    great to see these guys are giving my faith a bad name a TRUE CHRISTIAN loves and treats everyone equally, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, skin colour, religion or anything else these guys just want some attention but yeah to be honest i thought they would have picked a different band like slayer? but i think their to p*ssy to picket a slayer gig... the crowd would f*** them up pretty bad