Westboro Baptist Church has become something of a pop music critic.
The anti-gay church, known for protesting funerals and failing to follow through on most of their threats, have said they plan to target the British boy band One Direction. The band has a concert July 19 in Kansas City, Missouri, not too far from the church’s home in Topeka, Kansas, and Westboro Baptist Church says they’ll be there.
The church added this message to its online schedule:
“WBC will picket this perverted pop boy band from the UK who claim to be the world’s #1 band. Indeed, they are a perfect representation of this filthy world and the sin-chasing, f**-enabling, God-hating, Christ-rejecting UK who has banned WBC from preaching within her borders. These freaks and their fans think it’s funny for these five perverts to grab each other’s a**es on stage. They glamorize sin and make a mock of God’s standards. Their one purpose is to encourage the youth of this generation to pursue every lust their evil hearts can imagine.”
The One Direction protest may be a bit of sour grapes from the Westboro Baptist Church, who as the notice mentioned are banned from the UK.
It also marks what seems to be a new focus for the church — pop music critique. The church has made a parody one of the One Direction song “One Thing,” adding new lyrics about following God’s directions.
The Westboro Baptist Church has also turned its attention to Taylor Swift, issuing a message earlier this week calling her a “proud whore.”
The WBC sent out a press release through their official website that read:
“@TaylorSwift13 works her ‘girl next door’ country-singer shtick, while hopping from one young man to the next and strutting across the world stage like a proud whore. She is wildly popularly, especially among young ladies, with over 29M followers on Twitter, and thus a giant platform.”
The Westboro Baptist Church also said it would picket at Swift’s concert this August in Kansas City.