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article imageWestboro Baptist Church to demonstrate at Foo Fighters concert

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By Armando Tamayo
Sep 9, 2011 in Religion
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Kansas City - The infamous Christian group, Westboro Baptist Church, plans to protest against the Grammy Award-winning band, the Foo Fighters, in their next concert on Sprint Center in Kansas City on Sept.16.
The notorious religious group, who have been regular picketers on military funerals, decided to protest against Dave Grohl and his band in their live gig in Missouri as stated in the church group’s home page www.Godhatesfags.com.
In a statement from their site, the church fundamentalist described on how the entertainment industry have been a disgrace to God:
The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people in this doomed nation: hard-hearted, Hell-bound, and hedonistic. These people have a platform and should be using it to encourage obedience to God; instead they teach every person who will listen all things contrary to Him: fornication, adultery, idolatry, fags.
Westboro have made several other protests on high profile events in the past, like the Super Bowl match between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in February 2011. They have also been regular protesters in the funerals of US soldiers and other public figures.
The Baptist group is led by Reverent Fred Philips and have made disruptions in the funeral services of Latter Day Saints president Gordon Hinckley in 2008 and Christina Green, a 9 year old victim in 2011 Tucson shooting. They’ve also made similar protests on the wake of Black Sabbath’s Ronnie James Dio and Michael Jackson.
The Foo Fighters are currently on a major US tour in the support of their latest studio release called “Wasting Light”. The band has not yet released any statement regarding the church group’s planned actions.
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