Members of the Westboro Baptist Church can often be found protesting things like funerals for American Soldiers, Gay Pride events, the Jewish community, the President, and many other groups or individuals considered “evil” or threats to Christianity. Now, however, it seems that they have turned their attention to British alternative rock band Radiohead. Apparently not only does God hate fags, he also hates rock.
In an open letter on their site, WBC members call Radiohead, “freak monkey’s with mediocre tunes.” I’m no expert on music reviews, but I’m pretty sure that Radiohead has been around for a while. You would think, given their airplay time and music sales, that their music is more than mediocre. And, to whoever wrote the letter…there should be no apostrophe in “monkeys.”
The letter goes on to say, “You try to get the people to look at the nonsense and not at the wrath of God that abides upon them. ‘Look at the circus monkey over there and the fluffy setting, blah, blah…’ Meanwhile, God is undoing this nation and effecting all of your lives, with the moth that quietly eats the very fabric of your national garment. Radiohead is just such an event.” To sum up their opinion, (although I’m not entirely sure how they figured out who Radiohead is) the band is trying to distract us from God’s wrath. Really? Next thing we know, Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting Christian bands like Skillet or Jars of Clay, because, let’s face it, God hates music, right? At least they didn’t protest Whitney Houston’s funeral.
What do you think of Westboro Baptist Church’s latest protest?