Westboro Church to Picket Lorde Show, Singer Urges Fans to Kiss Protesters

Lorde responds to Westboro blog post.

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The Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest the upcoming show of singer Lorde in Kansas City, Billboard is reporting.

In a rambling blog post, the Church states:

"New Zealand came forth with a young lassie that doesn't have enough sense to put in a thimble. Now the world has elevated her to the status of an idol. Then the world began to weigh in. They think this and that and blah, blah, barf."

Lorde has responded to the news by encouraging her fans to give the Church a colorful welcome. The singer posted the following messages on Twitter: "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."

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    How funny. It seems that the new measure of success is having the Westboro Baptist Church protest your shows.
    WBC really sucks. Their founder is dying or already dead btw.
    If/when the founder dies, everyone should picket his funeral
    im liking this lorde chick more and more each time i hear about her. first a song bashing pop music values, then a dio cover, now this. not personally a fan of her music, but she has my support
    Im gonna need Dave Mustaine's opinion on this before I can make any judgements of my own.
    to bad they don;t exist in Romania (my country)..they would have benn beaten a long time ago..
    WBC are not Christian they are a bunch of hateful people who hasnt read the Bible cause if they did they would know they shouldnt be hateful and judgemental
    Actually the bible is full of hate and judgement if you read it from an unbiased point of view, mostly in the old testament. One could argue that they are the most devout Christians. But still F*** WBC with a knife
    Actually if you read the New Testament (what modern Christians should be following) it says judgement is reserved for God and a Christian should not judge others and instead love everyone. It seems a majority of Christians ignore that instruction, but still.
    Yea, I love that god changed his mind between those periods.
    Not sure why someone would downvote your comment. Unless they don't like inconvenient truths.
    Judgment, yes. Hatred, no. Repeatedly throughout the old testament, God is sending prophets and signs and wonders to turn people back to him. He's done this not because he needs to, or out of a sense of obligation. It's because he wants to. He created us because he wanted to have someone to love, someone to rely on him and love him back. You cannot have actual love without the freedom to choose to give that love. Thus, he gave us the choice. Like all choices, everything has a consequence. Jonah 4:11 “And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left--and also many animals?" (NIV) This can be taken for pretty much everyone and everywhere. In the Old Testament, he sent prophets as his messengers. Since the New Testament, he sends true Christians. If he was truly full of hatred, as espoused, then he'd have simply leveled the place, and put in a parking lot. Ezekiel 18:23 "Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?" (NIV) Eventually, God finally said enough, and passed judgment on an unrepentant people. This as often as not took lifetimes and even multiple generations before he finally did so. Matthew 13:15 “For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.” And for D4CE, God never changed his mind about anything. For both Testaments, he demands absolute Justice (not what we have in our courts today). Proverbs 21:3 "To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice." (NIV) The only difference in the Old and New Testaments is that the debt of Justice was paid for by Jesus, if we so choose to accept it. He still demands justice, and for those unwilling to accept his offer to cover for us, he eventually will say enough is enough, and pass judgment. Pokagbamo is correct in the Christians are not to pass judgment (Luke 6:37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven" NIV), but to live according to the Word; loving our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." NIV). It is not the job of Christians to convict, but that of the Holy Spirit. This is something most, if not all, Christians fail to remember, if many ever understood it to begin with. Like with the bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. They judged and condemned, which did nothing but drive that couple further from God, and many others as well. They in turn were judged, and lost their business. Instead, had they baked the cake, formed a relationship with the couple, gave them a Bible and prayed for them, in time the Spirit would have convicted them of their sin. Whether they accepted that or not is up to them, but right now, because they were met with closed hearts and minds, not looking at the bigger picture, their minds and hearts are even more closed, possibly forever. Sadly, he is also correct in that a majority of "Christians" do not read and follow the Word. They cherry pick things which they like and ignore the rest. The WBC are the worst example, as they focus on the Books of Law in the Old Testament, given for different purposes. Which Christians are not under. 1 Corinthians 9:19-21 19)For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. 20)To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law; 21)to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law.… (NIV) Galatians 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (NIV) And yes, this means that we have no obligation to become circumcised, as that was a sign of the covenant with Abraham. We are the recipients of a new covenant, and it is out hearts that should be circumcised, not our flesh. This is actually specifically mentioned in the Bible, though I won't look it up here since it's off topic. If you care to notice, I put Christians in quotation marks up above. There is a reason. For: (Galatians 5:22-23 22)But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23)gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.… You can tell Christians by their 'fruit', or how the act both in private, in public, and with close friends (usually you're looser about things with friends). And, as we are warned: (Matthew 7:15-17, 20-21 15)"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep
    I'm not a diehard Attila fan by any means, but what they say about the WBC at the end of "Callout" is exactly how I would respond to those idiots. Pretty hilarious if you ask me.
    They're protesting Who? They're more popular than whoever this person is. MAybe she should picket them.
    Why the hell are they protesting against Lorde? She's as clean cut as popstars come.