Westboro Protesters Receive Condolences Outside Lorde Concert

Lorde fans respond to death of Fred Phelps.

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When the Westboro Baptist Church attempted to picket a concert by pop star Lorde in Kansas City on Friday Night (21st March), they were met with an unexpected positive counter-protest.

As Billboard notes, Lorde fans were seen holding up signs for the church that read "sorry for your loss" in response to the death of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps.

Westboro had previously stated that they objected to Lorde, who they claim "spends her time, energy and talent serving herself and teaching other young people how to be indolent rebels."

The singer had originally responded to the Church's comments by tweeting "hahaha omg just found out westboro baptist church are going to picket my show in kansas city … everyone wear rainbow clothing to that show … everyone try to kiss church members who are same sex as you they will so love it christmas comin early in kansas city." She then deleted the tweets.

Counter-protesters hold this sign up to Westboro Baptist members in front of Lorde concert downtown. pic.twitter.com/NmxP1gS2tM

- Brendaliss Gonzalez (@brendalissg) March 22, 2014

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    This is the only reasonable reaction to WBC. Don't answer hatred with more hatred, instead turn the other cheek.
    Honestly is not about turning the cheeck, it's about showing them that they have no power over third partys personal ways of life.
    Not what I would've done considering the arrogance they have shown in the past, but if WBC decides to talk crap they have no excuses about them being the bad guys. I think we give these guys far too much media attention
    You don't fight bigotry and hatred by doing the same thing. It's far better to be the bigger person, or even ignore them, than it is to just act towards them with anger
    Thats what I was meaning, apologies that it didnt come through haha
    Sometimes taking the high road is not an option. Sometimes the right tool to fight hatred and bigotry is to fight it with flamethrowers.
    Don't exactly know how I feel about this. I would have loved to hear WBC members ran away as Lorde fans attempted to express love to members of the same gender, I would also have loved to hear that their members were slaughtered by Slayer fans at Jeff Hanneman's funeral (if they had the courage to turn up that is ahaha), but I feel kind of proud that this is how they responded. With condolences rather than hate.
    Good, this is exactly what people should be doing. I've seen all sorts of comments saying that people should picket the funeral of Fred Phelps and do all the horrible things to the church that they've done to others, but that just makes you as bad as them. You need to show them how they SHOULD act and live.
    Good Lorde deleted her tweet, that was a pretty douchey tweet, she has a good manager. I see the condolences poster there, but I hardly believe anyone actually means it
    Jeez, when did Lordi get so mainstream? I ****ing loved "The Arockalypse".