Foo Fighters Sing to Westboro Baptist Church
2011-09-17 by Jom STAFF | 122 Comments

Considering how they tend to picket high-profile funerals (Betty Ford, John Edwards' wife) and soldiers' funerals, it seems slightly bizarre that the Westboro Baptist Church, also known as the "God Hates Fags" 'people,' would picket a Foo Fighters concert.



As if Dave Grohl and company (did you spot Rise Against's Zach Blair?) wouldn't have fun with this.

Prior to their gig a couple Fridays ago, the Foo Fighters - dressed in costume - serenaded the picketers, mocking their anti-homosexual views with lyrics alluding to "man-loving" and "if [they're] lucky, there'll be a little bit of [bangin']."

On top of the protesters, there were counter-protesters on scene. As the Foo Fighters wrapped up their impromptu outdoor gig, Grohl said, "It takes all kinds... whether you're white, black, green, or purple... Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum . . . . God bless America, home of the free, land of the brave."

The NBC affiliate in Kansas City decided to censor the obvious f-bombs, but they have video below:

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/westboro-church-serenaded-by-foo-fighters-before-concert

From the Foo Fighters' Youtube channel, which is infinitely funnier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e5hRLbCaCs

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Yuma310
September 18th 2011

1656 Comments


that pic is classic

Aspenshadow
September 18th 2011

307 Comments


Around the same level of funny as Minus the Bear's drum circle.

KILL
September 18th 2011

71566 Comments


rofl

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2011

16137 Comments


Haha, nice.

PistolPete
September 18th 2011

3591 Comments


this is what makes Foo Fighters better than the average rock band

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Puzzles
September 18th 2011

3065 Comments


Dave Grohl is the fuckin' man

Kris.
September 18th 2011

12308 Comments


sometimes kc rules

sometimes

Acanthus
September 18th 2011

9537 Comments


lol awesome!


BerrySnaps
September 18th 2011

31 Comments


Yes.

farglesnuff
September 18th 2011

241 Comments


the foo can never really do no wrong.

cvlts
September 18th 2011

8954 Comments


dont know why but that Lady Gaga Lady Antebellum reference killed me

Winsomniac
September 18th 2011

7968 Comments


Does anyone else think Dave Grohl might end up looking like Rip Torn later on in life?



Or is that just a bad picture?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

50147 Comments


Dave Grohl is just too cool for school

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eternium
September 18th 2011

16338 Comments


Dave does deserve a lot of respect.

zaruyache
September 18th 2011

6287 Comments


I lol'd. Anything to stick it to those Christards.

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Ignimbrite
September 18th 2011

5325 Comments


"Christards."

Most of us normal, reasonable Christians have absolutely no affiliation with the utter stupidity displayed by the WBC on a daily basis. Just thought I'd clarify.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2011

2670 Comments


I didn't realize a clarification was needed there, but thanks!

Ignimbrite
September 18th 2011

5325 Comments


"Clarification" might be the wrong word: I was more referring to the fact that those at Westboro don't merit the title of Christian; something that "Christards" implies.

someguest
September 18th 2011

20393 Comments


Idiots can believe in a religion too, Ignimbrite.

drasticaction74
September 18th 2011

1729 Comments


hey someguest, can you get that? thanks alot.

theashesfromautumn01
September 18th 2011

1031 Comments


every time i read something about WBC i always listen to btbams arsonist song

ZippaThaRippa
September 18th 2011

2416 Comments


Fuck yeah.

jayfatha
September 18th 2011

2883 Comments


So much awesome in this article

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

4507 Comments


KCMO.

FearThyEvil
September 18th 2011

12501 Comments


Fucking love the Foo Fighters for doing this.

botb
September 18th 2011

9658 Comments


haha this fucking rules

JizzInMyPants
September 18th 2011

2369 Comments


hihlhklhlhl

Pharoh
September 18th 2011

3326 Comments




Emim
September 18th 2011

26618 Comments


I fate hags.


Damn hags.

dimsim3478
September 18th 2011

4931 Comments


Zach is so random...

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Pharoh
September 18th 2011

3326 Comments


those stupid hags.

Emim
September 18th 2011

26618 Comments


it keeps me young

lucasjcockcroft
September 18th 2011

3707 Comments


lolol

MoosechriS
September 18th 2011

4961 Comments


Fuckin lol X-)

ShadowRemains
September 18th 2011

20542 Comments


i'd like to see a fight between grohl and fred phelps

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808muzik
September 18th 2011

939 Comments


Grohl is beyond cool.

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Gyromania
September 18th 2011

15508 Comments


Can't watch the video atm, but the westburrow baptist church is far and away the most offensive congregation in the united states today. Seriously, they're a good representation of everything that's wrong with people in this world.

Myles7
September 18th 2011

170 Comments


"man loving woman and woman loving man and man loving man and woman loving woman.. yeah, you know we all like to watch that"

lol.. Dave's the man ..

Tijnmans
September 18th 2011

355 Comments


fucking amazing :D

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2011

20857 Comments


Hilarious stuff. The Fooeys really do whatever the hell they want nowadays.

Should've blogged it Jom.

Sig
September 18th 2011

27 Comments


bahaha, that's brilliant

DoubtGin
September 18th 2011

6749 Comments


the same guys also believe(d) that there's no connection between AIDS and HIV


but this is a great move

Myles7
September 18th 2011

170 Comments


@DoubtGin: what??

sleepyhead
September 18th 2011

593 Comments


"Most of us normal, reasonable Christians have absolutely no affiliation with the utter stupidity displayed by the WBC on a daily basis. Just thought I'd clarify."

you mean normal, reasonable Christians actually exist?! i'd love to meet one, dude

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


""Most of us normal, reasonable Christians have absolutely no affiliation with the utter stupidity displayed by the WBC on a daily basis. Just thought I'd clarify."

you mean normal, reasonable Christians actually exist?! i'd love to meet one, dude"
are you kidding?

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sleepyhead
September 18th 2011

593 Comments


yeah of course i'm kidding, because believing in a god out of fear is perfectly normal and reasonable. also, believing a virgin got pregnant is too

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


lol

if you're that close minded then you're a hypocrite

sleepyhead
September 18th 2011

593 Comments


i wouldn't call it close-mindedness, just stating the obvious. how is stating the obvious hypocrisy?? and just to clarify, i have nothing against Christians. i was baptised one and most of my relatives still are. but i still think any religious belief is absurd. sorry, that's my honest opinion

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


how is it obvious?

face it, humans are much more ignorant about the universe than they'd like to believe

sleepyhead
September 18th 2011

593 Comments


oh, i never said the opposite. that's because our perception is extremely limited. people are free to believe in anything they want obviously. and i recognise faith can't be based on concrete evidence. however, it's a pity the majority of people don't even realise what the fuck they believe in or why. where their habits, traditions and dates originate from... they just follow blindly like sheep

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


I agree, but I think it works both ways

sleepyhead
September 18th 2011

593 Comments


meaning?

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


I think a lot of atheists preach about things like this when they themselves haven't really thought about it that hard and/or are just following what their parents say. people keep going on about how religious parents indoctrinate their children but it's the same with everything.

they just blindly follow what they believe to be true because it's "obvious" or "science" but look how many unknowns there might still be.

Spec
September 18th 2011

27153 Comments


Well, that was funny.

TheArkitecht
September 18th 2011

1672 Comments


Good on the Foo Fighters for doing this, Westboro Baptist Church need to find a deep hole and fucking fall/be pushed down it.

sublimefan1991
September 18th 2011

754 Comments


saw this on either cnn or fox news this morning, badass.

sleepyhead
September 18th 2011

593 Comments


"I think a lot of atheists preach about things like this when they themselves haven't really thought about it that hard and/or are just following what their parents say. people keep going on about how religious parents indoctrinate their children but it's the same with everything."

I agree, but equally in many cases kids decide to believe or not believe as a form of reaction to their parents or society in general. and in those cases, again it's not their conscious decision.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


people are generally very close minded or ignorant about everything. I think it's the same with politics

sleepyhead
September 18th 2011

593 Comments


absolutely true. i believe power has been 'given' and not 'taken' from people, due to our massive insecurities and inability to control our own lives. and as long as we continue accepting this corrupt political system, things will just get from bad to worse

ilikeforests
September 18th 2011

328 Comments


hey guys can you stop killing the awesomeness of this news with your shitty debate thanks

Wolfhorde
September 18th 2011

13011 Comments


Post something with "church" in it on Sputnik, unwillingly start nonsensical religious debate. Way to go, knuckleheads.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


it's not really a religious debate. more a debate on how people view it and we kinda came to the same point so kthxbye

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2011

28467 Comments


oh noe johm

Considering how they tend to picket high-profile funerals (Betty Ford, John Edwards' wife) and soldiers' funerals, it seems slightly bizarre that the Westboro Baptist Church, also known as the "God Hates Fags" 'people,' would picket a Foo Fighters concert.


The notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (the "God Hates Fags" people) have set their sights on pop-punk outfit All Time Low. The "church" will stage a protest outside the band's December 6th show at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.


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Wolfhorde
September 18th 2011

13011 Comments


Yeah, so you came to a point where every rebellious teen once was, great. Can we come back to reality now?

TT: I enjoyed the read even though I don't like Foo Fighters.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


what point?

also vid is awesome

iFghtffyrdmns
September 18th 2011

7047 Comments


gahahaha dayummm

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2011

28467 Comments


no offense but from whatever i've read from you guys in the past, it's pretty clear that you're among the dumbest users on the site so i'm not really interested in reading your comments. frankly, i think the adult thing to do would be to ask the meds to delete them.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


no, there's nothing wrong with what I'm saying. most people don't truly think about what they believe in

"Yeah, so you came to a point where every rebellious teen once was, great."
what does that even mean?

FearOfTheDuck
September 18th 2011

206 Comments


"Women loving women... we all love to watch that."
Classic.

FilthyBorgir
September 18th 2011

1334 Comments


lolz

dylantheairplane
September 18th 2011

2168 Comments


Hey I was driving by Sprint Center when this was happening. I was quite confused

heyadam
September 18th 2011

1708 Comments


hahaha yes! Another reason why Grohl is the man.

Highlander79
September 18th 2011

15 Comments


Reasons why they are the best= +1

FFL
September 18th 2011

12 Comments


Much respect to Grohl and company.

SCREAM!
September 18th 2011

10038 Comments


Does anyone know why the WBC even picketed this concert? (is there a reason other than attention seeking?)

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someguest
September 18th 2011

20393 Comments


they knew there would be a lot of fags at a foo fighters concert

Obfuscation25
September 18th 2011

247 Comments


^lol

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2011

28467 Comments


^lol [2]

wakeupdead
September 18th 2011

2208 Comments


Awwwww yeahhhh lol isn't picketing against gays technically judging them? if so, the christians are no less sinners as the gays they are picketing against

ZippaThaRippa
September 18th 2011

2416 Comments


This fucking made my morning

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


yeah. christianity doesn't teach to hate gays. it teaches that its followers should show compassion to everyone. I think it just teaches that homosexuals should abstain from homosexual sex or w/e cos it goes against procreation and god but it's only the act, not the state of being gay.

so the wbc are idiots

someguest
September 18th 2011

20393 Comments


picketing is an american right and american rights are put before the rules in the bible

learn2christian

SpaceWhale
September 18th 2011

156 Comments


^lol [3]

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


"picketing is an american right and american rights are put before the rules in the bible

learn2christian"
learn2americanchristian

christians in the UK are usually pretty liberal

someguest
September 18th 2011

20393 Comments


as they should be

you know, giving to the poor and such.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


charity etc

someguest
September 18th 2011

20393 Comments


not hoarding your money until you die and the government gets it all, not being a dick, etc.

Scoot
September 18th 2011

17734 Comments


haha these guys deserve a beer

ZippaThaRippa
September 18th 2011

2416 Comments


SHUT THE FUCK UP. This is not a religious debate. The Foo Fighters are funny. Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up Shut the fuck up

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


^lol

Myles7
September 18th 2011

170 Comments


lol[2] ... and i agree ..

Masochist
September 18th 2011

8012 Comments


I think Westboro has sort-of become a parody of itself. It used to be that they were just overzealously preaching their (fucked up) views like any "religious" nutjob. Now they just spew random hate at anybody over anything just to stay relevant.

Sadder still is that they were all in one damn spot and no one shot them.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


apparently their numbers are dwindling

Wolfhorde
September 18th 2011

13011 Comments


Where's Kimm..?

Nocha81590
September 18th 2011

24 Comments


FUCK YEAH

ShadowRemains
September 18th 2011

20542 Comments


sublimefan and anarchistfish in the same convo = a recipe for failure

krig9412
September 18th 2011

794 Comments


I LOVE YOU DAVE GROHL

Obfuscation24
September 18th 2011

3939 Comments


he loves you too

Coma1996
September 18th 2011

26 Comments


This is a great counter protest. No one was hurt, nothing was destroyed, and everyone walked away unharmed. The Foo's rock for doing this. Zach was there because Rise Against is supporting the Foo's Tour.

Big respect should be given to the Foo's here

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


"sublimefan and anarchistfish in the same convo = a recipe for failure"
thx ily too

toxin.
September 18th 2011

12337 Comments


lol the Offspring's FB page:
"Kudos to @foofighters. Even Jesus hates the Westboro Bastards. Cool to see Zack from Rise Against face 'em down too"
...Jesus? lol

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 18th 2011

21791 Comments


he'd probably be "disappointed" with them or something but yeah

jefflebowski
September 18th 2011

8171 Comments


fuck yeah, Dave Grohl

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Lakes.
September 18th 2011

27039 Comments


good for teh foo fighters :^

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Ire
September 18th 2011

41754 Comments


hahaha awesome

EyeForAnEye
September 18th 2011

1692 Comments


Brilliant, obviously but it just contributes more publicity to the fucks at Westboro.

Also I read that through some sick way, the church is granted government compensation whenever their protests become interfered in what ever way. Not sure how it works but the Phelps family are in reality a circle of lawyers who, ironically enough hide behind and make money off the same government they have sworn to hate.


FishPhoenix
September 18th 2011

93 Comments


Haha, nice.

Ovrot
September 18th 2011

10490 Comments


KKK vs. Westboro Baptist

pizzamachine
September 18th 2011

12571 Comments


roflcopter

RosaParks
September 18th 2011

14865 Comments


lol wbc

theashesfromautumn01
September 18th 2011

1031 Comments


hatredcopter

whywontyoudie
September 18th 2011

3063 Comments


Grohl, you devil

danjames
September 19th 2011

65 Comments


can i just say i love how you put quotation marks around "science"

you're right though - why SHOULD we believe in "facts" proven with "hard evidence", by this so-called "science"?

gold. absolute gold.


PedalToTheMetal
September 19th 2011

372 Comments


dave grohl should be knighted

Wizard
September 19th 2011

19344 Comments


Most of us normal, reasonable Christians have absolutely no affiliation with the utter stupidity displayed by the WBC on a daily basis. Just thought I'd clarify.

But alot of you still hate the actions and therefore, still dislike the people because they need to get saved or some bullshit like that.

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FruityCatOfDoom
September 19th 2011

2084 Comments


@Ignimbrite

fuck off. i dont like christians. and i dont give a fuck.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
September 19th 2011

23807 Comments


holy shit awesome

+100 respect for the Foo

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 19th 2011

21791 Comments


"@Ignimbrite

fuck off. i dont like christians. and i dont give a fuck."

lol

imagine if someone said the same thing about jews or something

McAlmonds
September 19th 2011

81 Comments


Nice "Foo you" sign.

ZippaThaRippa
September 19th 2011

2416 Comments


I like Christmas.

andrikos
September 19th 2011

67 Comments


Nice to see them out there Fighting Foo.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
September 19th 2011

21791 Comments


gonna stop this before it turns into a godwin argument



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