Foo Fighters Fight Back Against Westboro Baptist Church [VIDEO]
There is no religious organization in the entire United States that stirs up more emotion and controversy than the Westboro Baptist Church. The "church", and I use that term loosely, are best known for protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers while holding up signs saying that their deaths are deserved. For more than twenty years, Fred Phelps and his weirdo family have crisscrossed the country, picketing funerals, condemning homosexuality and spurring counter-protests. Not surprisingly, the tone at these demonstrations is usually pretty hostile. But that all changed when they decided to protest outside of a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City.
Now the group wasn't just protesting the Foos, they say that the protest was more designed as a middle finger to the entertainment industry as a whole, which according to the church acts as a “microcosm of the people of this doomed nation.” I'm sure that they thought that this would be just another day of spreading hate, but they didn't know what they were getting themselves into when dealing with Dave Grohl and company.
Knowing that the protesters would be there, the Foo Fighters rented a large flatbed truck and bought some fake mustaches and wigs. Then, without warning, they pulled up in front of the protesters, played “Keep It Clean”, delivered a speech about condoning all forms of love and drove away It all took less than five minutes.
And of course, the Foos got it all on video! Check it out below!
Looks like even the church members were digging the song. Way to go, Foo Fighters. Way to go.