Foo Fighters counter-protest the Westboro Baptist Church in song form

The Westboro Baptist Church, in their continuing quest to piss off everyone ever, decided to protest a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City. No, I don’t really understand why the Foo Fighters feature prominently among the people God hates – probably because the promo for their current tour is super gay.

The band decided to organize their own counter-protest, and the results are awesome:

Lyrics here.

The haters actually look like they’re enjoying the show. Bet there’s a lot of Foo Fighters fans who are jealous of these bigots right now.

via Bilerico.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ toongrrl

    Damn do the Westboro Baptist church have to protest everything?

  • http://cabaretic.blogspot.com nazza

    Back in the day Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl routinely locked lips at the end of shows to protest homophobia and be generally subversive.

    Maybe that’s why? Lord knows why the Westboro Cult protests anything. Their ultra-paranoid leader probably imagines someone else wants to destroy his movement.

  • http://feministing.com/members/doctressjulia/ Doctress Julia

    ‘Women loving women! We all know we love to watch that!’

    WELL, THAT RUINED IT FOR ME.

    Catering to the male gaze= FAIL.

    • http://feministing.com/members/jos/ Jos

      I don’t know, in the middle of a performance as campy as this that line got a pretty big laugh for me.

    • meggyb

      No Dave Grohl is too smart for that. He wasn’t catering to the male gaze. He just said that to point out the hypocrisy behind most hetero cis gendered homophobic guys who still show extreme fascination/obsession for lesbians. You know there were some Westboro protesters out there who probably yelled a resounding “Hell yeah” at that comment. And then looked around to make sure no one heard their libidos betray their bullshit “ideals”, if they can be called that.

  • http://feministing.com/members/minandstormy/ Jenny

    Hey, you forgot to mention that they made a pitstop protest at the Slutwalk in Kansas City earlier in the day :D
    They still got love for us feminazis<3

    mmmm, femiyahtzee<3